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    Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle; kills at least 26
    Feb14

    Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle; kills at least 26

    A man carries a child after shelling between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces in a residential area of the town of Artemivsk, Ukraine. Despite a looming cease-fire deal for eastern Ukraine, a government-held town 40 kilometers (25 miles) behind the front line has been hit by shelling, killing at least one person. The...

    27 killed during heavy shelling in Ukraine as clock ticks down to ceasefire
    Feb14

    27 killed during heavy shelling in Ukraine as clock ticks down to ceasefire

    Fighting raged in Ukraine as the clock ticked down to a ceasefire that will be a first test of the commitment by Kiev and pro-Russian separatists to a freshly-inked peace plan. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine fighting kills 27 as clock ticks to ceasefire
    Feb14

    Ukraine fighting kills 27 as clock ticks to ceasefire

    DONETSK (AFP) – Fighting raged in Ukraine on Friday with the clock ticking down to a ceasefire as the US said Russia was still deploying heavy arms and Kiev warned that the shelling of civilians had intensified since the truce agreement.Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said the continuing bombardment of civilians in eastern Ukraine by...

    Bitter last-gasp battle precedes Ukrainian cease-fire deadline
    Feb14

    Bitter last-gasp battle precedes Ukrainian cease-fire deadline

    Russian-backed separatists mounted a vicious assault in eastern Ukraine on Friday ahead of a weekend cease-fire deadline, pummeling a strategic railway hub with wave upon wave of shelling in a last-minute grab for territory. At least 26 people were killed across the region. The fiercest confrontations focused on the government-held town of...

    IS group poses gravest threat to US: poll
    Feb14

    IS group poses gravest threat to US: poll

    WASHINGTON – Americans believe the Islamic State group poses the most serious threat to the United States in the next decade, according to a poll released Friday.Eighty-four per cent of those quizzed by Gallup said IS jihadists, who have grabbed large areas of Iraq and Syria in a brutal onslaught, and terrorism in general presented a...

    Tennis: Wawrinka storms on serve to reach Rotterdam semi-finals
    Feb14

    Tennis: Wawrinka storms on serve to reach Rotterdam semi-finals

    ROTTERDAM (AFP) – Stan Wawrinka was untouchable on serve in the opening set as the Swiss powered into the semi-finals of the ATP Rotterdam World Tennis event on Friday with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 win over Gilles Muller.Fourth seed Wawrinka will Saturday face second seed Milos Raonic, whose big serve accounted for a mere six aces in a 2-6, 6-3,...

    Ukraine battles persist before ceasefire deadline, 25 dead
    Feb14

    Ukraine battles persist before ceasefire deadline, 25 dead

    Fierce fighting surged on Friday in eastern Ukraine as Russian-backed separatists mounted a major, sustained offensive to capture a strategic railway hub ahead of a weekend ceasefire deadline. …read more Source: The Times of...

    G7 urges parties to refrain over Ukraine crisis
    Feb14

    G7 urges parties to refrain over Ukraine crisis

    The G7 group issued a joint statement on Friday, urged all parties to refrain from complicating the situation in Ukraine and threatened to punish those who violate a ceasefire package agreed in Minsk on Thursday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Ukraine fighting kills 28 as clock ticks to ceasefire
    Feb14

    Ukraine fighting kills 28 as clock ticks to ceasefire

    Fighting raged in Ukraine on Friday (Feb 13), throwing doubts on a ceasefire deal due to take effect over the weekend, as the US said Russia was still deploying heavy arms and Kiev warned that shelling of civilians had intensified. …read more Source: Channel...

    G7 Calls for Ukraine Deal to be Implemented ‘Without Delay’
    Feb14

    G7 Calls for Ukraine Deal to be Implemented ‘Without Delay’

    The G7 voiced concern about bloody violence and the build-up of weapons in eastern Ukraine Friday, days before a negotiated ceasefire was due to come into effect. …read more Source:...

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