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September 02, 2014
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups
Moscow (AFP) Sept 01, 2014
Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine over the past two months, and at least 200 may have died in combat there, rights groups told AFP on Monday. Moscow denies that it has deployed regular troops to Ukraine to prop up separatists battling Kiev forces, but multiple indications have emerged over the past weeks that Russian soldiers are on the ground in Ukraine. Valentina Melnikova, head of the Committee of Soldiers' Mothers, the main organisation representing the families of serv ... read more
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UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes
The UN Human Rights Council on Monday unanimously agreed to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate Islamic State atrocities, as Baghdad warned the country was "facing a terrorist monster". ... more

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat
Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives. ... more

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday said "extreme force" was justified in battling Islamic State militants, as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the extremists' reign of terror "totally unacceptable". ... more
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Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday defended a watershed decision to send arms to Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist militants, saying Europe's own security was at stake. ... more


Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt
Three men arrested over a foiled attempt to bomb the Philippine capital's airport were also planning to attack the Chinese embassy and one of Manila's biggest malls, authorities said Tuesday. ... more

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Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV
Hundreds of protesters trying to topple Pakistan's government briefly seized the state broadcaster on Monday, intensifying the fortnight-long political crisis that has gripped the nuclear-armed nation. ... more

N. Korea test-fires suspected missile into sea
North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a short-range missile into the sea off its east coast Monday in the latest of a series of missile and rocket tests, military officials said. ... more
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NATO faces limited options over Ukraine conflict
Western leaders are planning a powerful show of unity at a NATO summit this week against what they see as Russian aggression in Ukraine, but the measures will remain limited due to a lack of political consensus on direct intervention. ... more

Ukraine crisis forces NATO back to basics in Europe
The Ukraine crisis is forcing NATO back to the basics of collective defence in Europe as Russia seeks to restore influence in its Soviet era backyard, analysts and officials said. ... more

US jets strike jihadists around Iraqi dam
The United States carried out another round of air strikes Monday against militants from the so-called Islamic States battling Iraqi and Kurdish forces near a major dam in northern Iraq. ... more
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New round of Mali peace talks opens in Algiers
Peace talks between the Malian government and armed rebels opened on Monday in the Algerian capital, the second round of negotiations since July aimed at clinching a lasting peace agreement. ... more

India, Japan PMs to boost defence ties amid China tensions
Conservative soulmates Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe will hold formal talks in Tokyo Monday to cement a blossoming relationship between India and Japan, on a visit that began with a bear hug and a tour of Kyoto. ... more
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Likely near-simultaneous earthquakes complicate seismic hazard planning for Italy

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Hong Kong activists in fightback after China vote decision

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay


Iraq presses fightback after breaking jihadist siege
Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by US air strikes pressed a fightback against jihadist-led militants Monday, buoyed by breaking a weeks-long siege of a Shiite town. ... more

China calls for Britain to scrap Hong Kong inquiry: report
Chinese authorities have demanded Britain drop an inquiry into the progress of democratic reforms in Hong Kong, accusing it of "highly inappropriate" interference in its affairs, the BBC reported Monday. ... more

Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US
Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS. ... more

French court upholds nuclear ban on Muslim engineer
A French court Monday upheld a ban on a Muslim engineer from accessing nuclear sites, citing his links with jihadist networks but his lawyer said it was a case of Islamophobia. ... more

War could spread beyond Ukraine, warns Poland's Tusk
Poland's Prime Minister Donald warned on Monday that the war in eastern Ukraine risks spreading if NATO does not toughen its stance quickly. ... more


UK announces tougher measures against homegrown jihadists
Prime Minister David Cameron announced tougher measures Monday against Britons planning to fight in Iraq and Syria, and battle-hardened jihadists who could return to launch attacks on home soil. ... more

China universities vow ideology clampdown on staff, students
Three top Chinese universities have vowed to tighten "ideological" control over students and teachers, as a wider clampdown on free expression in the country intensifies. ... more
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UN chief says 'no military solution' to Ukraine crisis


Baltics poised for Obama visit amid high anxiety over Russia


Amnesty accuses IS of 'systematic ethnic cleansing' in Iraq


US targets Shebab leader in Somalia air strike


US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia


N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea


Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds


Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks


Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army


'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

Iraq breaks months-long jihadist siege

42 children killed in string of Syria attacks: NGO

NASA deep-space rocket, SLS, to launch in 2018

China insists on right to choose candidates for HK leader

Mugabe says 'friendly' China vows to help Zimbabwe economy

Pakistan border ceasefire violations 'provocative': India

No option but army role to end Pakistan crisis: minister

Iran says fresh US sanctions have deepened mistrust

Google tests using drones to deliver goods

Obama to spell out message to Putin on former Soviet land

African troops in fresh offensive against Islamists in Somalia: army

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China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

Pakistan army chief mediates political crisis: opposition

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