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    Developments in Ukraine – Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    Oct01

    Developments in Ukraine – Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine appear to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport of Donetsk, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists that further undermines a shaky cease-fire in the region. At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a mini van in a nearby street in Donetsk in...

    The Most Terrifying Sinkhole Pictures You’ve Ever Seen
    Oct01

    The Most Terrifying Sinkhole Pictures You’ve Ever Seen

    Sinkholes are scarily common, and although some are small and harmless, others open gaping holes in the ground that could swallow entire buildings — or passing cars. Recently, a sinkhole that formed in the middle of a highway in Crimea killed six people traveling in a car that fell into the hole. Sinkholes occur when bedrock made of limestone or...

    New Polish premier wants more US military presence
    Oct01

    New Polish premier wants more US military presence

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s new prime minister says she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in Poland because the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland’s security and the U… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport
    Oct01

    Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

    Smoke rises over a residential neighborhood near the airport after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Rebels in eastern Ukraine appear to be successfull… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    10 killed when shells hit Ukrainian school, bus, officials say
    Oct01

    10 killed when shells hit Ukrainian school, bus, officials say

    A school and a bus were shelled in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, leaving at least 10 people dead, officials in the country’s Donetsk region said. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine rebels close in on strategic Donetsk airport
    Oct01

    Ukraine rebels close in on strategic Donetsk airport

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk Wednesday, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists that further undermines a shaky cease-fire in the region. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport
    Oct01

    Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

    Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko told journalists in Kiev that the airport was still under control of government troops who were “brilliantly carrying out their duty” and holding ground there. […] rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying that...

    Ukraine Conflict: Shelling Hits School Playground And Minivan In Donetsk, Killing 10
    Oct01

    Ukraine Conflict: Shelling Hits School Playground And Minivan In Donetsk, Killing 10

    (Reuters) – At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, city authorities and Reuters witnesses said. There were no children among those killed in the shelling at School No. 57 on the first day of the new school year, though witnesses said...

    Crimea Leadership Announces Day Off For Eid al-Adha
    Oct01

    Crimea Leadership Announces Day Off For Eid al-Adha

    The Russian authories are making the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha an official day off in Crimea for the first time. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kvitova overcomes Peng, Wozniacki crashes in China
    Oct01

    Kvitova overcomes Peng, Wozniacki crashes in China

    Beijing (AFP) – World number three Petra Kvitova opened her campaign to win a second consecutive tournament in commanding style Wednesday, while Caroline Wozniacki crashed out of the $5.4 million China Open in straight sets.Kvitova defeated home-crowd favourite Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-2 in her first match since her victory at the Wuhan Open last...