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20 dead, 150 injured in Moscow subway derailment

20 dead, 150 injured in Moscow subway derailment

July 15, – At least 21 people were killed Tuesday when a Moscow subway train derailed during the morning rush hour, sending 136 others to the hospital. Of the 136 people hospitalized, at least 42 were in grave condition Tuesday evening, health officials said. By late afternoon, rescuers had recovered seven bodies and were working […]

July 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine says military plane shot down by rocket from Russia

Ukraine says military plane shot down by rocket from Russia

July 14, – Ukraine’s defence minister said on Monday that a Ukrainian AN-26 plane, taking part in the military campaign against separatist rebels, had been shot down by a rocket which was “probably” fired from Russian territory, the presidential website said. Crew members from the military transport plane had been in contact with the army’s […]

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Breakaway bull gores 2 in final run of Spain’s San Fermin

Breakaway bull gores 2 in final run of Spain’s San Fermin

July 14, – A fighting bull gored two men and spread panic in a hair-raising final running of the bulls at Spain’s San Fermin festival Monday. Hundreds of people dashed alongside the six half-ton beasts and their accompanying steer through the cobblestone streets of Pamplona in the eighth run. There were spine-chilling moments when one […]

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Protesters clash in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

Protesters clash in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

July 13, – Thousands of people in France yesterday protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 166 Palestinians dead. Several thousand demonstrators marched calmly through the streets of Paris behind a large banner that read “Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People”. […]

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Russia threatens Kiev over cross border shell that killed a man

Russia threatens Kiev over cross border shell that killed a man

July 13, – Moscow threatened Kiev on Sunday with “irreversible consequences” after a man was killed by a shell fired across the border from Ukraine, describing the incident in warlike terms as aggression that must be met with a response. Although both sides have reported cross-border shootings in the past, the incident appears to be […]

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Spain’s Catalonia region to push ahead with burka ban

Spain’s Catalonia region to push ahead with burka ban

July 12, – A ban on the wearing of burkas – a body-covering cloak worn by some Muslim women – is to be put into effect by the government of the Spanish autonomous region of Catalonia in the wake of the European Court of Human Rights decree that its ban does not breach human rights […]

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23 Ukraine troops killed; president says ‘rebels will pay’

23 Ukraine troops killed; president says ‘rebels will pay’

July 11, – Pro-Russia rebels fired missiles Friday at government troops near the Russian border, killing at least 19 servicemen, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said, adding that four troops were killed in other clashes. President Petro Poroshenko summoned security officials in Kiev to discuss Friday’s pre-dawn attack at a forward base in eastern Ukraine and declared […]

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Bosnian mom finally buries 2 sons 19 years after massacre

Bosnian mom finally buries 2 sons 19 years after massacre

July 11, – After 19 years, Hajrija Selimovic finally has a place to mourn her family. Selimovic buried her two sons Friday next to her husband’s white tombstone in a cemetery for the victims of Srebrenica, Europe’s worst massacre since World War II. The three were among the 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed when […]

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Four government soldiers, five miners killed in eastern Ukraine

Four government soldiers, five miners killed in eastern Ukraine

Jul 11, – At least four Ukrainian troops and five coal miners have been reported killed in the east of the country amid a continued government offensive against pro-Russian separatists. The miners were killed on July 11 after the bus they were traveling in reportedly came under mortar fire. Two soldiers and at least one […]

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More Ukrainian soldiers killed; France, Germany press Putin

More Ukrainian soldiers killed; France, Germany press Putin

July 10, – Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties on Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiated end to the conflict. Government forces have recently gained the upper hand in the three-month conflict against separatists […]

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