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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has launched an "anti-terrorist" operation in the eastern city of Kharkiv and about 70 "separatists" have been arrested for seizing the regional administration building, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Tuesday.On his Facebook page, Avakov said: "An anti-terrorist operation has been launched. The city centre is blocked along with metro stations. Do not worry. Once we finish, we will open them again."Ukraine's Interior Ministry was quoted as saying by Interfax-Ukraine news agency that those detained were suspected of "illegal activity related to separatism, the organisation of mass disorder, damage to human health" and breaking other laws.(reporting by Richard Balmforth, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Timothy Heritage)

Happy about polio-free certification, must not get complacent: Health minister

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Happy about polio-free certification, must not get complacent: Health minister

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says that he is happy about India being polio-free for three years and receiving WHO certification, but warned against becoming complacent and neglecting...


Curfew relaxed for four hours as Saharanpur gets a breather

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Curfew relaxed for four hours as Saharanpur gets a breather

Saharanpur:With the situation improving inviolence-hit Saharanpur, the district authorities todayrelaxed curfew for four hours in the new city area to allowpeople to buy their daily need items from ma...

US' diplomats leave Libya as Benghazi attack return to haunt Obama

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US' diplomats leave Libya as Benghazi attack return to haunt Obama

Washington: If evacuating US embassy staff from Libya was perilous - three F-16 fighters and Marines in Osprey aircraft flew overhead a road convoy from Tripoli to Tunisia - sending them back in could...

US-Israel tensions rise amid slowing offensive in Gaza

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US-Israel tensions rise amid slowing offensive in Gaza

Gaza/Jerusalem:Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying on Monday, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington fla...

Obama calls for urgent, unconditional ceasefire in Gaza

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Obama calls for urgent, unconditional ceasefire in Gaza

Washington: US President Barack Obama phoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire while condemning rocket attacks by Hamas and expressing c...

Fresh incursion attempt by China in Ladakh, flag meeting held

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Fresh incursion attempt by China in Ladakh, flag meeting held

A fresh incursion by the Chinese has been reported in the Demchok area of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.It was reported that Chinese herdsmen had pitched tents in the Demchok area of Ladakh. They howeve...

NDA committed to implement 'one rank, one pension' scheme: VK Singh

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NDA committed to implement 'one rank, one pension' scheme: VK Singh

Mumbai: The BJP-led government at the Centre is committed to implement the 'one rank, one pension' scheme for ex-servicemen, Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh said on Sunday.&quo...