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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)

Judge eases limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

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Judge eases limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - A Maine judge on Friday imposed limited restrictions on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and rejected a bid by state officials for more stringen...


Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

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Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in ...

Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

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Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Iraqi Kurdish p...

Mali Ebola victim had contact with 141 people, 57 still sought

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Mali Ebola victim had contact with 141 people, 57 still sought

GENEVA (Reuters) - A 2-year-old girl who brought Ebola to Mali may have had contact with as many as 141 people, 57 of whom have yet to be traced, according to health experts concerned the disease coul...

Odisha chit fund scam: CBI books BJD MLA for links with Artha Tatwa group

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Odisha chit fund scam: CBI books BJD MLA for links with Artha Tatwa group

Bhubaneswar: The CBI on Friday arrested a ruling BJD MLA in Odisha for his alleged complicity with Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradip Sethy, who has duped thousands through a chit fund scam in the state.T...

Panel on Railways invites recommendations to Railways Bill

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Panel on Railways invites recommendations to Railways Bill

New Delhi: Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways has invited suggestions and views from the public, NGOs, experts and stakeholders on The Railways (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill to amend...

Whoever slaughters a cow violates the law: U'khand Governor Aziz Qureshi

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Whoever slaughters a cow violates the law: U'khand Governor Aziz Qureshi

Nainital: Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Friday spoke against cow slaughter, saying that such a practice is in violation of law and an issue to which sentiments of crores of people are attached....