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    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...

    ‘Ten civilians killed by shells’ in Ukraine’s Donetsk
    Oct01

    ‘Ten civilians killed by shells’ in Ukraine’s Donetsk

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ten civilians died in attacks in Ukraine’s rebel-held city of Donetsk on Wednesday, including from a shell that hit a school on the first day of class, regional authorities said, blaming pro-Russian rebels.”Four people died and eight were injured” when a shell landed near a school in the north of...

    Deadly shelling hit playground in east Ukraine on first day of school
    Oct01

    Deadly shelling hit playground in east Ukraine on first day of school

    No children appeared to have been killed or hurt …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine rebels close in on strategic Donetsk airport; 3 killed in shelling
    Oct01

    Ukraine rebels close in on strategic Donetsk airport; 3 killed in shelling

    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. …read more Source: FOX...

    Eurozone manufacturing in doldrums, Markit index shows
    Oct01

    Eurozone manufacturing in doldrums, Markit index shows

    Brussels (AFP) – The eurozone’s manufacturing sector reported lacklustre activity in September, set back by a fall in production by powerhouse Germany, a survey showed on Wednesday, adding to clouds over the single currency zone.The latest survey of leading indicators from manufacturing industries in the eurozone, the purchasing...

    Russian Army Drafting Men From Chechnya For First Time In 20 Years
    Oct01

    Russian Army Drafting Men From Chechnya For First Time In 20 Years

    Young men from Chechnya are being drafted into Russia’s armed forces for the first time in 20 years, beginning within months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian TV Portrays Hong Kong Protests as U.S. Plot
    Oct01

    Russian TV Portrays Hong Kong Protests as U.S. Plot

    Echoing the Kremlin’s line on previous protests in Moscow, Kiev, and elsewhere, state television sees U.S. hand in pro-democracy movement. …read more Source: The Wall Street...