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    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...

    Russia To Hold War Games In Show Of Strength Near Ukraine
    Aug05

    Russia To Hold War Games In Show Of Strength Near Ukraine

    (Reuters) – Russia announced military exercises near the border with Ukraine on Monday in a show of strength as the Ukrainian army recaptured more territory from pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. The Russian air force said more than 100 aircraft, including fighter jets and bombers, were taking part in the maneuvers this...

    Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel city
    Aug05

    Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops took control of a checkpoint Tuesday on the western edge of the pro-Russian rebel-held city of Donetsk as the government makes further gradual advances to quash separatist forces in the east. The West has also accused Russia of most likely providing the insurgents with surface-to-air missiles that...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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:...