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    UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine crisis after deadly clashes
    Jan26

    UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine crisis after deadly clashes

    Kiev (AFP) – The UN Security Council will hold a special meeting Monday on the violence in eastern Ukraine after a rocket barrage blamed on Kremlin-backed rebels killed 30 and threatened to open up a new front in the war.US President Barack Obama vowed to ramp up pressure on Russia after Saturdays assault on Mariupol — the main city...

    Lavrov blames upsurge in Ukraine fighting on Kiev troops
    Jan26

    Lavrov blames upsurge in Ukraine fighting on Kiev troops

    MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking to his US counterpart John Kerry on Sunday, blamed the upsurge in fighting in eastern Ukraine on government forces he said were “constantly” shelling towns. “Sergei Lavrov pointed out that an escalation of the situation is a result of Ukrainian troops crudely violating the Minsk...

    World › Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA runner-up
    Jan26

    World › Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA runner-up

    Miss Colombia Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contestants from 87 other countries. Miss USA Nia Sanchez and Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha were the runners-up during Sunday’s competition. Vega said the contests leading to Miss Universe were the first she’d participated in and will be her last,… …read more...

    Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is new Miss Universe
    Jan26

    Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is new Miss Universe

    MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-two-year-old Paulina Vega from Colombia was crowned the winner of the 63rd Miss Universe in Doral City, Florida, Monday morning (Philippine time). Wearing a silver gown, Vega bested 87 other candidates to win the crown. Other candidates with Vega in the top 5 were: 1st runner up—Miss USA Nia Sanchez 2nd...

    UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine crisis after deadly clashes
    Jan26

    UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine crisis after deadly clashes

    KIEV – The UN Security Council will hold a special meeting Monday on the violence in eastern Ukraine after a rocket barrage blamed on Kremlin-backed rebels killed 30 and threatened to open up a new front in the war.US President Barack Obama vowed to ramp up pressure on Russia after Saturday’s assault on Mariupol – the main city...

    15 finalists, including Indonesia, named for Miss Universe crown
    Jan26

    15 finalists, including Indonesia, named for Miss Universe crown

    Miss USA, Miss Venezuela and Miss Colombia have been named among the 15 finalists competing to be crowned Miss Universe.The contestants were narrowed from 88 during the preliminary competition in recent days, but the results were only announced during the live show Sunday night.”I thought I was done for sure there,” said Miss...

    Ms Universe dream ends for PH’s MJ Lastimosa
    Jan26

    Ms Universe dream ends for PH’s MJ Lastimosa

    MANILA, Philippines—Philippines bet Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa failed to bag the third Miss Universe win for the country as she ran short of breaking into the competition’s Final 5 Monday morning (Philippine time). Lastimosa elicited loud cheers from the crowd as she did her signature “bomb” walk, wearing an...

    Escalating rebel violence kills dozens in eastern Ukraine
    Jan26

    Escalating rebel violence kills dozens in eastern Ukraine

    A gunfight at a Ukrainian army checkpoint and an assault in the port city of Mariupol reportedly leaves dozens dead, as Kiev faces an uptick in separatist violence in eastern Ukraine.Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against ‘Russian-backed aggression’At least 8 civilians killed in shelling of Ukrainian trolleybus...

    UN Security Council to Meet on Ukraine Crisis After Deadly Clashes
    Jan26

    UN Security Council to Meet on Ukraine Crisis After Deadly Clashes

    The UN Security Council will hold a special meeting Monday on the violence in eastern Ukraine after a rocket barrage blamed on Kremlin-backed rebels killed 30 and threatened to open up a new front in … …read more Source:...

    Australia PM in ‘time warp’ as British royal knighted
    Jan26

    Australia PM in ‘time warp’ as British royal knighted

    SYDNEY – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott marked his country’s national day Monday by honouring Britain’s Prince Philip with a knighthood, sparking criticism from his political opposition of being in a “time warp”.Abbott said Queen Elizabeth II had accepted his recommendation that her husband, the Duke of...

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