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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)

Guatemala: 230 Jews forced to leave village after bitter argument

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Guatemala: 230 Jews forced to leave village after bitter argument

London: Some 230 members of an orthodox Jewish group were forced to leave a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community, BBC reported on Saturday.The Lev Tahor ...


Rajasthan: Minor girl forced into sex trade; escapes after 6 months

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Rajasthan: Minor girl forced into sex trade; escapes after 6 months

Kota, Rajasthan: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly abducted from Jaipur, tormented and pushed into sex trade during her six-month confinement here, before she escaped the clutches of her kidnappers, po...

Afghanistan: Suicide attack leaves eight dead, injures 41

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Afghanistan: Suicide attack leaves eight dead, injures 41

Kabul: At least eight people were killed and 41 injured Saturday in a suicide attack at the office of National Directorate for Security (NDS) in Afganistan's provincial capital Jalalabad."Six ter...

Ukraine says fighter jet shot down by Russian missile

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Ukraine says fighter jet shot down by Russian missile

Kiev, Ukraine: Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.A brief statement posted Saturday o...

Malaysia, India to review 2011 economic cooperation pact

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Malaysia, India to review 2011 economic cooperation pact

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia and India will soon review their economic cooperation pact, signed in 2011, to chart out ways to enhance and diversify trade further, the Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia ha...

Pakistan protests: Qadri issues 24-hour deadline for Sharif to resign

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Pakistan protests: Qadri issues 24-hour deadline for Sharif to resign

Islamabad: Amid Pakistan Army's mediation efforts, protesters have stepped up pressure on the embattled government with cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri setting yet another deadline of 24 hours for Prime Ministe...

US: Two arrested for posting a selfie with deceased friend

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US: Two arrested for posting a selfie with deceased friend

New York: In a bizarre incident, two US citizens were arrested for clicking a selfie with the corpse of their deceased friend who died of a likely drug overdose.The selfie was posted on Facebook that ...