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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)

Kerala launches policy to achieve total prohibition on Gandhi Jayanti

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Kerala launches policy to achieve total prohibition on Gandhi Jayanti

Thiruvananthapuram: A policy to achieve total prohibition and several environment friendly programmes were launched in Kerala Thursday to mark the 146th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi."Today...


Can Modi get deliverables  from his new American friend Barack Obama?

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Can Modi get deliverables from his new American friend Barack Obama?

The warmth was new but it was unmissable. Had it been limited only to bonhomie served purely to the gallery, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to the US couldhave been a success. Having established ...

Bomb hits passenger mini-bus in NW Pakistan killing seven

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Bomb hits passenger mini-bus in NW Pakistan killing seven

Peshawar: A bomb ripped through a mini-bus in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least seven passengers, police said.The bombing, which took place on the outskirts of Peshawar, the capital ...

Islamic State takes control of large parts of Iraq town

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Islamic State takes control of large parts of Iraq town

Baghdad: Members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation took control of most of the town of Heet in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Thursday, a provincial security source said.Hundreds of IS ...

Pakistan to set record for highest number of polio cases this year

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Pakistan to set record for highest number of polio cases this year

Islamabad: Health officials in Pakistan on Thursday said the country was set to break its record for the highest number of polio cases in a year, as Islamist militants continue to prevent vaccination ...

Five people are infected with Ebola every hour in Sierra Leone, says charity

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Five people are infected with Ebola every hour in Sierra Leone, says charity

London: Five people are being infected with Ebola every hour in Sierra Leone and demand for treatment beds is far outstripping supply, the Save the Children charity warned on Thursday.If the current &...