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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)

Wrecked Concordia finally headed for scrapyard after massive salvage operation

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Wrecked Concordia finally headed for scrapyard after massive salvage operation

GIGLIO ISLAND Italy (Reuters) - The rusty hulk of the Costa Concordia cruise liner began its journey to the scrapyard on Wednesday after a two-year salvage operation off the Italian island where it ca...


Philippine army warned against "meddling" as coup rumours swirl

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Philippine army warned against "meddling" as coup rumours swirl

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers should keep clear of politics, the military's new chief said on Wednesday, as rumours of a possible coup swirled in the capital after the Supreme Court declared ...

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

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Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

FREETOWN (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said.The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "nat...

South Korea ferry fugitive hid behind cabin wall, bags of cash at hand

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South Korea ferry fugitive hid behind cabin wall, bags of cash at hand

SUNCHEON/INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea's most wanted man, whose heavily decomposed body was found in an orchard last month, had evaded arrest by hiding behind an upstairs wall of a woode...

Bombs in Nigeria's Kaduna kill 82, ex-leader Buhari targeted

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Bombs in Nigeria's Kaduna kill 82, ex-leader Buhari targeted

KADUNA Nigeria (Reuters) - At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two bombings in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna targeting opposition leader and former president Muhammadu Buhari at a bu...

World Bank Group commits $18 bn loan to India in three years

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World Bank Group commits $18 bn loan to India in three years

New Delhi: The World Bank Group today committed $15-18 billion loan to India over the next three years as it supports the country's potential 9 percent growth rate."We did not discuss specific fu...

DTH operators complain to Centre about jammers disrupting service

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DTH operators complain to Centre about jammers disrupting service

Mumbai: Direct-to-Home (DTH) television operators have sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention to sort out the issue of alleged disruption of their services by local cable operators us...