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    Separatists fire on Ukraine troops returning from Russia, Kyiv says
    Aug05

    Separatists fire on Ukraine troops returning from Russia, Kyiv says

    Pro-Russian separatists opened fire on unarmed Ukrainian soldiers on Tuesday as they crossed back into Ukraine from Russia where they had taken shelter from fighting, Kyiv defence officials said. …read more Source:...

    Retired Sniper Rejoins Ukrainian Forces
    Aug05

    Retired Sniper Rejoins Ukrainian Forces

    A retired Ukrainian soldier decided to rejoin the army after he saw a television report about troops suffering losses against the separatist insurgency in the country’s east. The 58-year-old sniper, who uses the nom de guerre Klym, now fights alongside younger soldiers in the Donbass battalion in the embattled Donetsk region....

    Rebels fired on unarmed Ukrainian troops returning from Russia, Kiev says
    Aug05

    Rebels fired on unarmed Ukrainian troops returning from Russia, Kiev says

    Rebels have declared a ‘state of siege’ in Donetsk, the largest city they hold …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russia Is ‘Ready’ For Battle In Ukraine
    Aug05

    Russia Is ‘Ready’ For Battle In Ukraine

    Russia has significantly built up its troop presence along the Ukrainian border, making it ready for a potential large-scale invasion of southeastern Ukraine if Russian President Vladimir Putin so chooses. The New York Times’ Michael Gordon and Eric Schmitt report, citing Western officials, that Russia has nearly doubled its battalions...

    New Nigeria Videos Show Abuses: Amnesty Report
    Aug05

    New Nigeria Videos Show Abuses: Amnesty Report

    (LAGOS, Nigeria) — Graphic new video footage from northeastern Nigeria shows the country’s military carrying out abuses against civilians as part of their fight against the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The international human rights group also accused the military of killing of more than 600...

    If the Gaza Truce Holds, What Then? 5 Possible Outcomes
    Aug05

    If the Gaza Truce Holds, What Then? 5 Possible Outcomes

    MoreIsrael Accepts Egyptian Cease-Fire PlanU.S. Criticizes Israel After Yet Another Strike on U.N. SchoolCease-Fire Slows Gaza War as Israeli Bus AttackedEgypt announced that Palestinian factions declared a 72-hour cease-fire to begin on Tuesday at 8 a.m. Israel sat out of the Cairo talks that produced the humanitarian truce but said it would...

    Winging It: Putin Has No Master Plan for Ukraine, Insiders Say
    Aug05

    Winging It: Putin Has No Master Plan for Ukraine, Insiders Say

    Analysis: Russian president’s aggressive approach to Ukraine leaves him with hard choices, risks more catastrophic fallout like downing of MH17. …read more Source:...

    Cease-Fire Takes Effect to End Gaza War
    Aug05

    Cease-Fire Takes Effect to End Gaza War

    MoreIf the Gaza Truce Holds, What Then? 5 Possible OutcomesIsraeli Airstrike Kills Militant Leader in GazaArabic-Language Anne Frank Documentary to Include Israel-Gaza Footage(GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip) — A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas meant to last at least three days and end nearly a month of fighting went into effect in the Gaza Strip...

    Iraq Air Force to Back Kurds Fighting Islamists
    Aug05

    Iraq Air Force to Back Kurds Fighting Islamists

    (BAGHDAD) — Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called upon his country’s armed forces to help the Kurdish military battle a Sunni militant offensive in northern Iraq that has caused tens of thousands of people from the minority Yazidi community to flee their homes. MoreSunni Insurgents Seize Small Towns in Iraq’s...

    Bangladesh Rescuers Struggle to Find Sunken Ferry
    Aug05

    Bangladesh Rescuers Struggle to Find Sunken Ferry

    (LOUHAJONG, Bangladesh) — Rescuers were struggling Tuesday to locate a sunken ferry that was overloaded and carrying hundreds of passengers when it capsized in a river in central Bangladesh, leaving at least two people dead and probably many more. MoreBangladeshi Ferry Capsizes Southwest of Dhaka With 200 AboardYou’ll Never Guess...