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    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 30 Jul 2015
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    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 30 Jul 2015

    MH370: Malaysians to inspect washed-up debris A team from Malaysia is to travel to the French territory Reunion island, which lies near Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. A piece of debris thought to be part of a plane has washed up there, with some experts saying it could be a flaperon from a Boeing 777. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a 777, went...

    Bulgaria Will Have World’s Most Rapidly Shrinking Population in Next 35 Years – UN
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    Bulgaria Will Have World’s Most Rapidly Shrinking Population in Next 35 Years – UN

    Bulgaria is expected to have the world’s highest population decline rate between 2015 and 2050, a UN report shows.The Southeastern European country is among the 48 whose population is expected to shrink over the next 35 years. It is part of the group where a decrease of more than 15% is expected between 2015-2050, alongside...

    Lithuanians of war-torn Ukraine will be able to relocate to Lithuania
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    Lithuanians of war-torn Ukraine will be able to relocate to Lithuania

    On July 29th, the Cabinet of Lithuania approved Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius’ suggestion to grant support to citizens of Lithuania, people of Lithuanian origin and their families, who wish to move from war-torn regions of Ukraine to Lithuania and get integrated in here, reports LETA/ELTA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    ‘Is there an end?’ The residents caught in the crossfire in eastern Ukraine
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    ‘Is there an end?’ The residents caught in the crossfire in eastern Ukraine

    Life is an everyday battle for locals who, despite a fragile truce, continue to bear the brunt of the conflict. The Moscow Times reportsVasily Nikolaevich, a 63-year-old resident of Mariinka, a small town in Ukraine just 20 kilometres away from the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk, was in his vegetable garden when he heard the sound of shooting...

    Ukraine agribusiness firms in ‘quiet land grab’ with development finance | Claire Provost and Matt Kennard
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    Ukraine agribusiness firms in ‘quiet land grab’ with development finance | Claire Provost and Matt Kennard

    Hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from World Bank’s private lending arm used to expand industrial farms amid mounting concern about local effectsHundreds of millions of dollars in development finance from the World Bank’s investment arm have helped to fund the controversial expansion of a billionaire’s agribusiness...

    Russia vetoes UN resolution to try suspects in MH17 crash in Ukraine
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    Russia vetoes UN resolution to try suspects in MH17 crash in Ukraine

    Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have set up a tribunal into “last years Malaysia Airlines… …read more Source:...

    Nadia Savchenko: All you need to know
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    Nadia Savchenko: All you need to know

    Why is a Ukrainian helicopter pilot accused of murdering two Russian journalists and will she get a fair trial? …read more Source: The...

    Russia vetoes resolution to set up criminal tribunal on MH17 crash
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    Russia vetoes resolution to set up criminal tribunal on MH17 crash

    Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution Wednesday that would have established an international criminal tribunal for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 last year over Ukraine.The binding resolution would have formed a court to prosecute… …read more Source:...

    MH17: Julie Bishop savages Russia for vetoing UN tribunal proposal
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    MH17: Julie Bishop savages Russia for vetoing UN tribunal proposal

    Australian foreign minister says Russia’s veto is an ‘affront to the memory’ of victims who died when Malaysia Airlines plane was brought down over eastern UkraineThe Australain foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has lambasted Russia for using its veto power to block a United Nations proposal to establish an international criminal...

    Russia blocks plan to set up MH17 tribunal
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    Russia blocks plan to set up MH17 tribunal

    (Picture: REX Shutterstock)Russia has vetoed plans to set up a tribunal in order to prosecute whoever is responsible for downing MH17 over Ukraine. All 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight were killed when the plane was hit by what is believed to be a surface-to-air missile while flying over the eastern part of Ukraine. Ukraine and...

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