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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)

Memorials of Shivaji and Sardar Patel will be grand: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

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Memorials of Shivaji and Sardar Patel will be grand: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

Bhopal: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said both the proposed memorials - that of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Arabian sea off Mumbai and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's in ...


Two NYC police officers killed in ambush shooting, suspect shoots himself

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Two NYC police officers killed in ambush shooting, suspect shoots himself

New York: The two New York City police officers who were ambushed and shot to death in their vehicle Saturday were "quite simply, assassinated," and the suspect had made Instagram posts that...

VHP says it 're-converted' over 200 Christians in Gujarat

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VHP says it 're-converted' over 200 Christians in Gujarat

Valsad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday "re-converted" over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district of BJP-ruled Gujarat, claimed a local ...

Obama vows U.S. response to N.Korea over Sony cyberattack

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Obama vows U.S. response to N.Korea over Sony cyberattack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to...

Seventy-four arrested in Milwaukee during police shooting protest

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Seventy-four arrested in Milwaukee during police shooting protest

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters were arrested on Friday in Milwaukee when they blocked rush-hour traffic on a major highway to protest the killing of an unarmed black man who was fatally sh...

Bomb blast in Bahraini Shi'ite village wounds 3 policemen

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Bomb blast in Bahraini Shi'ite village wounds 3 policemen

MANAMA (Reuters) - A bomb blast in a Shi'ite Muslim village in Bahrain late on Friday injured three policemen, the interior ministry said, in a further sign of anti-government sentiment since the oppo...

Cuba says U.S. must respect its communist system

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Cuba says U.S. must respect its communist system

HAVANA (Reuters) - President Raul Castro demanded on Saturday that the United States respect Cuba's communist rule as the two countries work to restore diplomatic ties, and warned that Cuban-American ...