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Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed

Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed

Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army helicopter on Thursday, killing 14 soldiers including a general, as government forces pressed ahead with an offensive to crush rebellions in the east swiftly following the election of a new president. After weeks of accusations from Kiev of Russian involvement in the uprising, …

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Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed

Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed

Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army helicopter on Thursday, killing 14 soldiers including a general, as government forces pressed ahead with an offensive to crush rebellions in the east swiftly following the election of a new president. After weeks of accusations from Kiev of Russian involvement in the uprising, …

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Shallow 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits SW China: USGS

Shallow 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits SW China: USGS

BEIJING, May 30 – A shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 hit southwest China on Friday morning, the US Geological Survey said, with Chinese reports saying 29 people had been injured, five of them seriously. The epicentre was in China’s Yunnan province, 65 kilometres southeast of Myitkyina, capital of …

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Modi invites China President Xi to visit India

Modi invites China President Xi to visit India

NEW DELHI, May 29 – Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit India later this year as the new Hindu nationalist leader extended another olive branch Thursday to one of New Delhi’s traditional rivals. The invitation was made during a phone call between the newly-elected Modi …

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Fire in S. Korea hospice for elderly kills 21

INTERNATIONAL Fire in S. Korea hospice for elderly kills 21

A fire at a South Korean hospice for elderly, infirm patients killed 21 people Wednesday — the latest in a series of deadly accidents following last month’s ferry disaster that claimed the lives of around 250 schoolchildren. Seven people were injured in the blaze, which broke out shortly after midnight …

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Boko Haram kill 24 in Nigeria village raid: residents

Boko Haram kill 24 in Nigeria village raid: residents

At least 24 people were killed on Sunday when Boko Haram gunmen raided a village in northeast Nigeria, where the Islamists have stepped up deadly attacks on villages in recent months, residents told AFP. Dozens of motorcycle-riding gunmen stormed Kamuya village in Borno state after sunrise as locals were heading …

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