18 Aug 2014

Russia says agreement reached on aid to Ukraine but not on ceasefire

Russia on Monday said all objections to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress had been made in Berlin talks toward a ceasefire between government and rebel forces in the east of the country. via Russia says agreement reached on aid to Ukraine

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18 Aug 2014

Kurdish, Iraqi forces in control of Mosul dam

Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Iraqi counter-terrorism forces have pushed Islamic State militants out of Mosul dam, state television reported on Monday. via Kurdish, Iraqi forces in control of Mosul dam: spokesman | Reuters.

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18 Aug 2014

National Guard called in after second night of chaos in Ferguson, Missouri

Missouri’s governor said on Monday he would send the National Guard into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to restore calm after authorities forcibly dispersed a crowd protesting last week’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by police. via National Guard called in after second night of chaos in

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18 Aug 2014

Netanyahu says undeterred by Hamas warnings

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday any deal on Gaza’s future had to meet Israel’s security needs, warning Hamas it faced “harsh strikes” if it resumed firing into the Jewish state. via Netanyahu says undeterred by Hamas warnings | Reuters.

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18 Aug 2014

Russia may ban import of cars if West applies new sanctions

Russia may tighten retaliatory sanctions against Western nations to include a ban on imports of cars, among other things, if the United States and the European Union impose additional sanctions on Moscow, Vedomosti daily newspaper said on Monday. via Russia may ban import of cars if West applies new sanctions:

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18 Aug 2014

Ukraine says its troops make breakthrough in rebel stronghold

Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk that was for months under rebel control, Kiev said on Sunday, in what could be a breakthrough in Ukraine’s efforts to crush pro-Moscow separatists. via Ukraine says its troops make breakthrough in rebel stronghold

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18 Aug 2014

Thirteen tourists found alive, two still missing after Indonesia ship sinks

Bad weather was hampering a desperate search on Monday for two foreign tourists still missing after a boat traveling between two Indonesian islands sank at the weekend, although 13 more people had been plucked from the water alive, officials said. via Thirteen tourists found alive, two still missing after Indonesia

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18 Aug 2014

Missouri police say used tear gas to quell coordinated violence

Police in Ferguson, Missouri said they faced coordinated attacks, including gunfire and Molotov cocktails, during protests over the shooting of a black teenager on Sunday, and defended their use of tear gas to try and quell the violence. via Missouri police say used tear gas to quell coordinated violence |

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18 Aug 2014

Policeman killed in attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt

One Egyptian policeman was killed and another wounded in an armed attack at a checkpoint in the northern province of Gharbiya on Monday, state news agency MENA said. via Policeman killed in attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt: state media | Reuters.

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18 Aug 2014

Aquino says Chinese survey ships seen in Philippine waters

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said two Chinese survey vessels had been sighted in a gas-rich area of its exclusive economic zone, raising concerns of heightened tensions in the disputed South China Sea. via Aquino says Chinese survey ships seen in Philippine waters | Reuters.

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