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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)

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Pakistan detains driver for breaching PM Sharif's convoy

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Pakistan detains driver for breaching PM Sharif's convoy

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Nawaz Sharif escapes unharmed as convoy breached by car

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Nawaz Sharif escapes unharmed as convoy breached by car

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family on Sunday escaped unharmed when a private vehicle came close to his car, breaching the Premier's convoy. The incident happened when Shar...

Mullah Omar's family refuses to give pledge of allegiance, does not endorse new Taliban leader

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Mullah Omar's family refuses to give pledge of allegiance, does not endorse new Taliban leader

Peshawar: The family of late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has not backed his announced successor, it said on Sunday, and wants the new chief to be chosen by leading Islamic scholars and veteran...

Rajnath Singh takes stock of flood situation in West Bengal, assures help to Gujarat, Manipur CMs

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Rajnath Singh takes stock of flood situation in West Bengal, assures help to Gujarat, Manipur CMs

New Delhi:Union Home Minister Rajnath Singhon Sunday spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjeeover phone and enquired about the flood situation in thestate.According to state secretariat off...

Complaint filed against Aamir Khan for referring to Delhi Police officials as 'thulla' in 'PK'

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Complaint filed against Aamir Khan for referring to Delhi Police officials as 'thulla' in 'PK'

New Delhi: A complaint has been filed by short filmmaker Ullhas PR against Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan for calling Delhi Police officials 'thulla' in his 2014 blockbuster 'PK'. The complaint was f...

Jumping the gun: Sushma Swaraj's tweet on the release of 2 Indians in Libya was overzealous

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Jumping the gun: Sushma Swaraj's tweet on the release of 2 Indians in Libya was overzealous

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj should not have jumped the gun and tweeted about her government's ability to secure" release of two of the four Indians abducted in Libya when the job was ...

Flood situation in Bengal rendered beyond control: CM Mamata Banerjee

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Flood situation in Bengal rendered beyond control: CM Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: The excessive rain for the past two days coupled with high tide and water released from Jharkhand and Odisha has rendered the flood situation in West Bengal "beyond control", Chief ...