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    Shell hits hospital in Ukraine's Donetsk, dead feared – city mayor
    Feb04

    Shell hits hospital in Ukraine's Donetsk, dead feared – city mayor

    KIEV (Reuters) – A shell hit a hospital in the east Ukrainian rebel-controlled city of Donetsk on Tuesday and dead and injured were feared, the city administration said. …read more Source: The...

    A look at recent air disasters affecting Asia
    Feb04

    A look at recent air disasters affecting Asia

    (AP) -A Taiwanese plane crashed into a shallow river on Wednesday, the latest accident in a tragic 12 months for Asian air travel. Recent airplane disasters affecting the region:TRANSASIA AIRWAYS GE232An ATR 72-600 plane operated by TransAsia Airways, a private Taiwanese airline, turned on its side in midair, clipped a bridge, hit a taxi and...

    Sending arms to Kiev would be big gamble for U.S.
    Feb04

    Sending arms to Kiev would be big gamble for U.S.

    By considering giving weapons to Ukraine, the United States is contemplating a risky venture that advocates say would help end the conflict in Ukraine but opponents warn might fan the flames of war. A senior U.S. administration official said on Monday that no decision had been made on whether to send arms to help Ukrainian […] The post Sending...

    West debates how to frame ties with Russia in the ‘post’ post-Cold War era
    Feb04

    West debates how to frame ties with Russia in the ‘post’ post-Cold War era

    Whatever happened to that reset button Hillary Clinton gave her Russian counterpart in 2009 as a sign of renewed ties? No doubt it is gathering dust, while the West figures out how to handle Moscow now. As the war in Ukraine goes from bad to worse, with more than 5,100 dead in nine months, the […] The post West debates how to frame ties with...

    Obama’s Pentagon nominee willing to expand counter-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan
    Feb04

    Obama’s Pentagon nominee willing to expand counter-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan

    President Barack Obama’s pick for defence secretary, Ashton Carter, is willing to expand US counter-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan and advancing efforts to arm and integrate Sunni tribal forces into Iraq’s battle against Islamic State (IS) militants, according to the opening statement Carter is due to read to the Senate on...

    Mother of seven who was charged with treason ‘to be freed’ after thousands petition Putin
    Feb04

    Mother of seven who was charged with treason ‘to be freed’ after thousands petition Putin

    A mother of seven accused of treason for telling the Ukrainian embassy about Russian troop movements was to be released from jail. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Two more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east – military
    Feb04

    Two more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east – military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 18 were wounded in fighting against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a Ukraine military spokesman said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    The bus was enroute to the Lugansk region in eastern Ukraine
    Feb04

    The bus was enroute to the Lugansk region in eastern Ukraine

    In Russia, ten people were killed and six injured when a minibus drove into a truck in Belgorod region in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. A police source said that the minibus was travelling tothe Lugansk region in eastern Ukraine, part of which is controlled by pro-Russian separatists, and that the passengers were of Ukrainian nationality....

    Officials agree on measures after aviation tragedies
    Feb04

    Officials agree on measures after aviation tragedies

    Parts of AirAsia Flight 8501 seen on the deck of rescue ship Crest Onyx at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, last month. Pic: AP. MONTREAL (AP) — A United Nations agency is hoping to quickly introduce new measures to keep closer tabs on planes following last year’s disappearance of a flight over Asia. The International Civil Aviation...

    TransAsia plane crashes into Taiwan river
    Feb04

    TransAsia plane crashes into Taiwan river

    TAIPEI: At least nine people were killed and dozens were unaccounted for after a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board crash-landed in a Taipei river on Wednesday, officials and domestic media said. Dramatic pictures taken by a motorist and posted on Twitter showed the plane cartwheeling over a motorway close to...

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