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United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is strongly urging an immediate resumption of "constructive dialogue" among all parties to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said yesterday that Ban has intensified his diplomatic efforts and has had high-level contacts with the main parties involved as well as "all those with interest."Dujarric says the UN chief has been watching the latest developments, including Sunday's referendum on Crimea and Russia's announcement that it is annexing the strategic peninsula, "with mounting concern."The spokesman reiterated Ban's call on all parties to avoid "hasty actions" and intensify efforts to solve the crisis based on the UN Charter's principles of respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity.General Assembly President John Ashe sent invitations yesterday to UN members to attend a plenary meeting at Ukraine's request on Thursday, but his office later sent out an announcement that the meeting has been postponed "until further notice."Associated Press

Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza; Israel launches air strikes

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Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza; Israel launches air strikes

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israeli forces killed three Hamas commanders, the highest-ranki...


WHO warns of "shadow zones", hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

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WHO warns of "shadow zones", hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

GENEVA (Reuters) - The scale of the world's worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of "shadow zones" that medics cann...

KCR hard sells Telangana to investors in Singapore

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KCR hard sells Telangana to investors in Singapore

Hyderabad: Hard selling Telangana in Singapore, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao Friday invited investors to invest in the newly-created state, promising the best industrial policy, business-friend...

Karnataka leaders condole death of UR Ananthamurthy

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Karnataka leaders condole death of UR Ananthamurthy

Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today condoled the death of Jnanpith award winner UR Ananthamurthy, saying it was a great loss to the state literary world and describing him as "...

Irom Sharmila re-arrested, remanded to 15 days judicial custody

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Irom Sharmila re-arrested, remanded to 15 days judicial custody

Imphal: Two days after she was released on court orders, civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila wastoday re-arrested by the police on fresh charges of attempt to commit suicide and remanded to judi...

PM Narendra Modi condoles death of Ananthamurthy

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PM Narendra Modi condoles death of Ananthamurthy

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of Jnanpith awardee writer UR Ananthamurthy, saying it is a loss to Kannada literature."Shri UR Ananthamurthy's demise is a lo...

Rajnath Singh does aerial survey of flood-hit UP, promises Centre's help

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Rajnath Singh does aerial survey of flood-hit UP, promises Centre's help

Gorakhpur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today made an aerial survey of flood affected areas in eastern Uttar Pradesh, promising central help for rescue and rehabilitation of marooned people, and sugges...