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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)

U.N. council threatens action if chlorine used in attacks in Syria

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U.N. council threatens action if chlorine used in attacks in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council condemned the use of chlorine as a weapon in Syria and threatened to take action if such arms are used again in the conflict, which is no...


U.S. plan to train Ukraine national guard "on hold"

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U.S. plan to train Ukraine national guard "on hold"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. plan to train Ukrainian national guard troops is "on hold" pending implementation of a ceasefire deal between government troops and Russian-backed rebels, a spo...

Kremlin critic Navalny walks out of Moscow jail

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Kremlin critic Navalny walks out of Moscow jail

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny walked out of a Moscow detention centre on Friday, a week after fellow opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in what his allies say w...

South Sudan peace talks break up, mediator berates leaders

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South Sudan peace talks break up, mediator berates leaders

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Troubled talks to end more than a year of fighting in South Sudan broke up without a deal on Friday, prompting the mediator to say leaders on both sides were failing in their d...

Pakistan to name schools after victims of Peshawar massacre

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Pakistan to name schools after victims of Peshawar massacre

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan is renaming dozens of government-run schools after the the students killed by Taliban militants in a massacre at an army-run academy in the northwestern city of...

Gunman's video says Parliament attack spurred by Canada military action

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Gunman's video says Parliament attack spurred by Canada military action

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The gunman who shot dead a soldier in Canada's capital and then stormed Parliament last year said he was protesting against Canadian military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, ac...

Malaysia Airlines upgrades aircraft tracking, a year after MH370

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Malaysia Airlines upgrades aircraft tracking, a year after MH370

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines has begun tracking the location of its long-haul flights every 15 minutes or less, a proposal put forward by the U.N. aviation agency after the disappearance...