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No obstacles to normalizing Russian-West relations - Putin

No obstacles to normalizing Russian-West relations - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says nothing should impede the normalization of relations between Russia and the West, after ties have hit a post-Cold War low due to the standoff over Ukraine.
  • 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

    Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year were free and "in good health" on Saturday, President Francois Hollande told AFP, saying they would be back in France within hours.
  • Air strike kills 13 suspected militants in central Yemen

    Thirteen people, including three civilians, were killed on Saturday in a U.S. drone attack on suspected al-Qaeda rebels in the central Yemeni province of Al-Bayda', a security source said. 
  • Ukraine's rebels stay put despite diplomatic deal

    Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine said Friday they won't vacate the government facilities they have occupied despite a compromise agreement struck a day earlier by international powers in Geneva, including Russia, that called on them to leave. ...

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Africa

Algeria's ailing president Bouteflika wins 4th term Algerians vote for new president Suspected Islamic gunmen kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria South Sudan rebels order oil shutdown, battle over town Jordan's ambassador to Libya is kidnapped in Tripoli Bus station blast near Nigerian capital kills at least 71

Middle East

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed Air strike kills 13 suspected militants in central Yemen 14 killed in car bomb blast in Syria's Homs Three Palestinians killed in Gaza blast Jordan's ambassador to Libya is kidnapped in Tripoli Iran asks for UN committee meeting on US ban on envoy

Europe

No obstacles to normalizing Russian-West relations - Putin 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed Ukraine's rebels stay put despite diplomatic deal Russia agrees to 'de-escalation' plan for Ukraine at Geneva talks Putin says hopes will not have to use force in eastern Ukraine Pro-Russian separatists seize Ukrainian armoured vehicles

Asia - Pacific

South Korea ferry captain arrested as search for survivors continues South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors Vietnam says it will not host Asian Games Search and rescue continues for 290 missing in sunken ferry in South Korea Journalists charged with defaming Thai navy Robotic sub resumes search for Malaysian plane wreckage

US & Canada

Scientists discover most earth-like planet NASA images suggest birth of new Saturn Moon Iran asks for UN committee meeting on US ban on envoy

Latin America & Caribbean

Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87 Chile declares disaster as fire storms historic port city

South Asia

At least twelve dead in Mount Everest avalanche Pakistani Taliban end truce with government but vow to continue peace talks India top court recognises transgenders as 'third gender'

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South Korea ferry captain arrested as search for survivors continues

The captain of a South Korean ferry carrying 475 passengers that sank on Wednesday -- killing 28 and leaving 268 missing — arrived in court late Friday night to face a prosecutor’s request for his formal arrest. Algeria's ailing president Bouteflika wins 4th term 14 killed in car bomb blast in Syria's Homs Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

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Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas

A woman threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday as the former secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged ...

Pro-Russian protesters declare Donetsk republic

Pro-Russian protesters occupying a government building in eastern Ukraine have declared the creation of a separatist republic.The rebels have called f ...

Deadly flash floods hit Solomon Islands

Flash flooding has killed at least sixteen people and left 49,000 homeless in the Solomon Islands' capital Honiara, with another 40 missing ...

Magnitude-8.2 quake strikes northern Chile

A magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast on Tuesday night, causing landslides and setting off a small tsunami that forced an evacu ...

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War Is Good for Us, Dumb New Book Claims

Ian Morris has stuck his dog's ear in his mouth, snapped a selfie, and proclaimed "Man Bites Dog." His new book War: What Is It Good For? 

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