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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)

Chinese troops intrude into Ladakh again as standoff worsens

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Chinese troops intrude into Ladakh again as standoff worsens

Leh/New Delhi: The standoff in Chumar region in Ladakh worsened today after a second intrusion by Chinese army personnel in two days was reported at another point after they had withdrawn from the sam...


CBI moves SC with fresh perjury plea against Prashant Bhushan

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CBI moves SC with fresh perjury plea against Prashant Bhushan

New Delhi:CBI today moved the Supreme Courtwith a fresh perjury application against noted lawyersPrashant Bhushan and Kamini Jaiswal and their NGO Centre forPublic Interest Litigation for allegedly ma...

Following process initiated by PM with respect to Chinese incursions: MEA

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Following process initiated by PM with respect to Chinese incursions: MEA

New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of Chinese incursions in Ladakh with Chinese President Xi Jinping, India today said it was carefully following the process initiated by M...

Bilawal Bhutto's remarks on Kashmir are immature,childish: BJP

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Bilawal Bhutto's remarks on Kashmir are immature,childish: BJP

New Delhi:BJP today described as "immature"and "childish" the statement by Pakistan People's Party (PPP)leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari that the country would "takeback all of K...

Modi's remarks on patriotism of Muslims guided petty politics: Mayawati

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Modi's remarks on patriotism of Muslims guided petty politics: Mayawati

Lucknow:Terming Prime Minister NarendraModi's statement about patriotism of Muslims as guided by"petty political interests" BSP president Mayawati todayalleged doubts on it were natural as t...

Not just America, it's the world vs Islamic State: Obama

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Not just America, it's the world vs Islamic State: Obama

Washington:As he continues to galvanise theworld for a broad coalition against the Islamic State, US President Barack Obama today said the international communityis united in its fight against the dre...

Bilawal's comments on taking back Kashmir are far from reality: Centre

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Bilawal's comments on taking back Kashmir are far from reality: Centre

New Delhi:India today termed as "far fromreality" comment of PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari that hisparty will get back entire Kashmir from it and asserted theintegrity and unity of the c...