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Extreme cold and heavy snow kills 40 in Ukraine, Russia

Extreme cold and heavy snow kills 40 in Ukraine, Russia

Sub-zero temperatures across Ukraine have claimed 40 lives since late December, officials said Friday as the death toll from the cold snap hitting Europe keeps rising. Authorities said most of those who died of exposure were found in the streets, a total of 40 victims since December 30, with 11 of them confirmed dead in […]

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Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in war-torn east

Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in war-torn east

May 24, – The latest violence came as the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine called for the implementation of a peace deal in the separatist east during late-night talks on Monday. Seven Ukrainian soldiers have died in the country’s war-torn east over the past 24 hours, the biggest casualty toll in a single […]

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Bus carrying foreign students crashes in Spain, killing 13

Bus carrying foreign students crashes in Spain, killing 13

Mar 20, – The students, who were on a European exchange programme in the northeastern region of Catalonia, came from several countries including Britain, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Switzerland, Norway and Sweden but also Japan and Peru. Thirteen students of various nationalities were killed and dozens more injured in Spain Sunday when a bus carrying them […]

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Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after rocket fire

Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after rocket fire

Sep 19, – The early morning air strikes targeted two training camps belonging to the Islamist group Hamas, causing no injuries, officials and witnesses said. Israel carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after Palestinian militants there fired rockets into southern Israel. Gaza militants fired at least two rockets into Israel late […]

September 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
300 US troops in Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces- US Army

300 US troops in Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces- US Army

Apr 17, – The troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived on Tuesday and Wednesday in Yavoriv, western Ukraine, to spend six months training three battalions of Ukrainian troops, said the statement dated Thursday. About 300 US paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine to train the Ukrainian National Guard which is fighting pro-Russian rebels in the […]

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Exclusive- From ‘Red October’ village, new evidence on downing of Malaysian plane over Ukraine

Exclusive- From ‘Red October’ village, new evidence on downing of Malaysian plane over Ukraine

Mar 12, – He accounts from four villagers of Chervonyi Zhovten, which was then, and is now, controlled by the rebels, are significant because they indicate the rocket was in the early stages of its flight path. Villagers in eastern Ukraine have told Reuters they saw a missile flying directly overhead just before a Malaysian […]

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Ukraine, rebels trade 67 prisoners in peace deal

Ukraine, rebels trade 67 prisoners in peace deal

Sep 12, – The transfer took place in the dark outside of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk under the watch of international observers. In the dead of night, Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebel forces on Friday exchanged 67 prisoners who had been captured during fighting in eastern Ukraine, part of a cease-fire deal that […]

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U.N. agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in conflict zones

U.N. agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in conflict zones

Aug 27, – The plans were announced at the conclusion of a two-day meeting by the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) special task force on flights in conflict zones, which has been given the complex task of addressing risks to airliners in conflict zones. The United Nations’ civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects […]

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, India surpass china’s

UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, India surpass china’s

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India’s population is expected to surpass China’s around 2028 when both countries will have populations of around 1.45 billion, according to the report on “World Population Prospects.” While India’s population is forecast to grow to around 1.6 billion and then slowly decline to 1.5 billion in 2100, China’s is expected to […]

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In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

May 19, AP – Twenty-six countries battled it out in the 58th Eurovision Song Contest finale, held on Saturday in Malmö, in southern Sweden. Ahead of the competition, bookmakers had tipped Denmark would take out the competition comfortably. 20-year-old Emmelie De Forest won with her song “Only Teardrops”. Denmark has won Eurovision 2013 in a […]

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