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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)

Portuguese police arrest ex-PM Socrates in corruption investigation

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Portuguese police arrest ex-PM Socrates in corruption investigation

LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the...


Michael Brown's family calls for calm in Missouri shooting case

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Michael Brown's family calls for calm in Missouri shooting case

Ferguson: The family of the unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot in Missouri called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement on whether to charge the officer who shot h...

Hundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion

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Hundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion

London: London fire officials say a suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of a London hotel, injuring 11 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of guests.The London Fire B...

Sants and Sinners: How spirituality, crime are a deadly cocktail in Punjab, Haryana

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Sants and Sinners: How spirituality, crime are a deadly cocktail in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh: The Sant Rampal episode has exposed the dark underbelly of the flourishing network of so-called spiritual gurus in Haryana and Punjab. Goons trained as commandos by former military and pol...

Have power, will abuse: Samajwadi Party supporters thrash toll booth employees in UP

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Have power, will abuse: Samajwadi Party supporters thrash toll booth employees in UP

After being criticised for the lavish birthday celebrations organised for party chief 75-year-old Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party has yet again sparked controversy as supporters of an SP MLA on S...

As Obama signs up as Republic Day guest, Modi's India rises on world stage

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As Obama signs up as Republic Day guest, Modi's India rises on world stage

It is to state the obvious that Narendra Modi is now emerging as a significant global leader in his own right and that the prestige of India has soared in the six months he has been our Prime Minister...

Making Taj Mahal a Waqf property: Few takers for Azam Khan's proposal in UP

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Making Taj Mahal a Waqf property: Few takers for Azam Khan's proposal in UP

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and controversies cannot stay apart.After virtually being sidelined in the party, Azam Khan was lying low for sometime. But the leader stirred quite acontroversy on Fr...