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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)

Kill that witch: A national athlete's plight reveals the medieval side of Assam

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Kill that witch: A national athlete's plight reveals the medieval side of Assam

By Nandita SenguptaGuwahati: She was not just wrapped with fishing net, grabbed and overpowered by the head priest of a Naamghar (a community prayer hall) at Serekali village in central Assams Karbi A...


Nigeria-like surveillance and tracking system for Ebola placed in India

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Nigeria-like surveillance and tracking system for Ebola placed in India

New Delhi: A surveillance and tracking system similar to that in Nigeria, which was declared Ebola-free by WHO, has been put in place in India, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday.Amid con...

Carbon footprint: US awards Indian-origin teenager for innovative design

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Carbon footprint: US awards Indian-origin teenager for innovative design

Washington: An Indian-American student has won 'America's Top Young Scientist' award for his innovative design of an eco-friendly device that seeks to reduce carbon footprint while offering power for ...

Hong Kong protesters plan march as talks with govt fail

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Hong Kong protesters plan march as talks with govt fail

Hong Kong: Hong Kong protesters planned to march to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and sen...

Syria man stones daughter to death in an Islamic State video

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Syria man stones daughter to death in an Islamic State video

Beirut: In a video posted by the Islamic Stateon Tuesday, an elderly Syrian man is shown to have taken part in stoning his daughter to death for alleged adultery.The Syrian Observatory for Human Right...

Ben Bradlee, ex-Washington Post editor who worked on Watergate, dies

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Ben Bradlee, ex-Washington Post editor who worked on Watergate, dies

Washington: Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two dec...

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai receives Liberty Medal in Philadelphia

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Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai receives Liberty Medal in Philadelphia

Philadelphia: Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education, brought her passion for learning to Philadelphia where she received the ...