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    Ukraine rocket attack leads to mass jail breakout
    Aug11

    Ukraine rocket attack leads to mass jail breakout

    Donetsk, Ukraine — Local authorities say more than 100 prisoners have fled from a high-security facility after it was hit by shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine City council spokesman Maxim Rovensky said Monday a jail riot was precipitated by a direct rocket hit that claimed the life of at least one inmate....

    Rupiah appreciates to 11,718 per dollar Monday morning
    Aug11

    Rupiah appreciates to 11,718 per dollar Monday morning

    Rupiah traded among banks in Jakarta on Monday morning appreciated by 60 basis points to Rp 11,718 per US dollar from Rp 11,778 per dollar.”After a lack of positive sentiment in the domestic market last week, recently released data on the rise of Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserves to US$ 110.542 billion in July 2014 has...

    Kerry in Australia with deeper military cooperation on agenda
    Aug11

    Kerry in Australia with deeper military cooperation on agenda

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Sydney on Monday for annual talks expected to deepen military engagement with close ally Australia, but the focus will also be on hotspots abroad including Iraq and Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Dollar steady in Asia trade
    Aug11

    Dollar steady in Asia trade

    TOKYO — The dollar stabilized Monday morning, following a sharp drop against the yen after last week’s announcement that US President Barack Obama had authorized air strikes in Iraq. The dollar strengthened to 102.17 yen in Tokyo morning trade, against 102.06 yen in New York late Friday and 101.81 yen in Tokyo Friday afternoon. The...

    Australian PM appalled at decapitated head photo
    Aug11

    Australian PM appalled at decapitated head photo

    A shocking image of what is believed to be the young son of an Australian man holding a decapitated head in Syria showed how barbaric the Islamic State (IS) “terrorist army” is, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday. Jihadists seize Syria army base, behead soldiersAustralia to send 100 extra police, troops to Ukraine: PM Abbott...

    Russia urges for aid delivery to eastern Ukraine
    Aug11

    Russia urges for aid delivery to eastern Ukraine

    Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that his country hopes that the issue of humanitarian aid corridors in eastern Ukraine would be resolved soon.Lavrov said Russia was making efforts to reach an agreement with Ukraine, the International Committee of t.. …read more Source: India...

    World › U.S. action movie star Steven Seagal plays gig in Crimea
    Aug11

    World › U.S. action movie star Steven Seagal plays gig in Crimea

    Hollywood tough guy and musician Steven Seagal played a weekend concert in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, appearing on a stage adorned with the flag of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. Seagal and his blues band played late Saturday at a bikers’ show held in the city of Sevastopol, home… …read more Source: Japan...

    Rebels in Donetsk call for ceasefire to prevent ‘humanitarian catastrophe’
    Aug11

    Rebels in Donetsk call for ceasefire to prevent ‘humanitarian catastrophe’

    Fighting raged yesterday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk despite a request from the pro-Russian rebels for a ceasefire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe”. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine demands that Donetsk rebels surrender; humanitarian aid gets qualified nod
    Aug10

    Ukraine demands that Donetsk rebels surrender; humanitarian aid gets qualified nod

    Fighting raged in the city of Donetsk on Sunday as government forces continued to close in on the rebel stronghold and pro-Russian insurgents backed away from an unconditional cease-fire offer that they announced just the day before. With a string of military successes and broad support for its campaign from the West and most of […] The...

    Russia urges ‘humanitarian’ mission as Ukraine rebel bastion pounded
    Aug10

    Russia urges ‘humanitarian’ mission as Ukraine rebel bastion pounded

    DONETSK (UKRAINE) – Ukraine’s army shelled the main rebel bastion of Donetsk Sunday as Russia called for a humanitarian ceasefire, which the West warned could be a pretext by Moscow to send in troops. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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