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Separatists say will allow 'trapped' Ukrainian forces to withdraw

Separatists say will allow 'trapped' Ukrainian forces to withdraw

Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.

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Africa

Liberia 'losing grip on Ebola' as hunt for patients goes on Kiev says forces shelled Russian armour inside Ukraine Boko Haram kidnap men and boys in northeast Nigeria Ebola crisis vastly underestimated, says WHO West Africa struggles to deal with Ebola outbreak WHO declares Ebola an international health emergency

Middle East

Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N. U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped 4 Iraqi soldiers killed in clashes with militants No let-up in Gaza war as Egypt presses on with truce efforts Iraq's Abadi optimistic on formation of new government Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base

Europe

Separatists say will allow 'trapped' Ukrainian forces to withdraw Airspace over Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano reopens French PM Manuel Valls resigns amid economy row Russia says wants to send second aid convoy to east Ukraine Irish ex-premier Reynolds, peace negotiator, dies at 81 Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling

Asia - Pacific

Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament Mongolia hosts China's leader, seeks port access Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima killing 18 people: media Fisherman killed by crocodile in Australian river South Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

US & Canada

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

Latin America & Caribbean

Moderate quake hits El Salvador, no injuries reported Colombia's war victims ask country to support peace talks Argentina says will use anti-terror law against U.S. printing firm

South Asia

Pakistani protesters reach parliament as police look on Nepal, India monsoon rains kill scores Pakistan protesters vow no let-up until PM resigns

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Taliban video shows handover of US soldier

The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.The 17-minute video, made public on ...

Iranians 'released' from jail for making 'Happy' fan video

Police in Iran have released six people who were arrested for posting a video online of them dancing to US pop-star Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy ...

Thailand army declares martial law

Source: Reuters and agencies / IBTimesThailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of anti-government protests wh ...

Turkish mine explosion leaves scores dead

At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish provi ...

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