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Pakistan Taliban announce month truce – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Pakistani Taliban have announced a month-long ceasefire aimed at reviving stalled peace talks with government. Spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said all Taliban fighters had been urged to “refrain from any activity during this period”. The talks broke …Pakistani Taliban Announces Cease-Fire to Revive Peace TalksVoice of AmericaPakistani Taliban announce monthlong ceasefireTimes of IndiaPakistani Taliban […]

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Venezuela’s growing middle-class revolt – CBC.ca

CBC.caOn Monday, Venezuelans woke up to find barricades of pipes, trash and branches burning in the streets. Improvised roadblocks, cutting off neighbourhoods from each other and from the central core of certain cities, appeared simultaneously in eight states of …Venezuela Protests Continue, National Guardsman KilledVoice of AmericaLittle carnival celebration as tension escalates in VenezuelaeuronewsForeigners detained […]

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Crimean leader claims control, asks Russia for help in restoring peace – Fox News

Fox NewsThe new prime minister of Ukraine’s Crimea region claimed control of all military, police and other security services in the region Saturday and urged Russia to intervene to keep the peace, a day after President Obama warned Moscow “there will be costs” if it …Russia ‘extremely concerned’ about Crimea situation – Foreign MinistryReutersUkraine live: […]

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Ukraine crisis: Crimea leader appeals to Putin for help – BBC News

BBC NewsThe new pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea region has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help to ensure peace. A Kremlin source said it would “not leave unnoticed” the request from Sergiy Aksyonov. US President Barack Obama …Ukraine says Russia has sent in troops, Obama appeals to PutinReutersUkraine Refuses to Act Against Russian […]

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Venezuela Protests Continue, National Guardsman Killed – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaAnti-government protesters continued to clash with Venezuela’s security forces overnight, as violent street demonstrations dragged into the third day of a national holiday. Scattered barricades blocked streets Saturday in the capital, Caracas, as student …Foreigners detained in VenezuelaSky News AustraliaMaduro Reaches Out to Critics as Venezuelan Death Toll IncreasesBusinessweekAnti-government protests continue in VenezuelaThe […]

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Medecins Sans Frontieres’ shock at Myanmar suspension – BBC News

BBC NewsThe aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres has expressed its shock at the order to cease operations in Myanmar. It said it was deeply concerned about the tens of thousands of people it was treating, particularly for HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB. A presidential …Doctors Without Borders expelled from MyanmarBoston.comMedécins Sans Frontières ‘deeply shocked’ as Burma […]

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Ukraine crisis: Obama warns Russia against intervention – BBC News

BBC NewsUS President Barack Obama has warned Russia there will be “costs” for any military intervention in Ukraine. He said he was deeply concerned by reports of Russian military movements inside the country. Ukraine’s acting president has accused Russia of …Ukraine says Russian troops take over airports in CrimeaWashington PostCongressional leaders back Obama on Ukraine, […]

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Obama warns Russia of ‘costs’ for intervention in Ukraine – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that military intervention in Ukraine would lead to “costs,” as tension with old foe President Vladimir Putin rose in a Cold War-style crisis. “We are now deeply concerned by reports …Russia Warned Over Unrest in Ukraine’s Crimea RegionWall Street JournalObama warns Russia against Ukraine intervention, […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman had heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines in system … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsDoomed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental overdose of a host of hardcore drugs, including heroin, cocaine and amphetamines, the city medical examiner determined Friday. Hoffman was found dead Feb. 2 in his West Village apartment with …Philip Seymour Hoffman overdosed on heroin, cocaine and moreLos Angeles TimesNYC Official: Hoffman […]

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Russia must stop Crimea provocations, says Ukraine’s Turchynov – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s acting president Oleksandr Turchynov has accused Russia of deploying troops to Crimea and trying to provoke Kiev into “armed conflict”. In a televised address, he claimed Moscow wanted the new interim government to react to provocations so it …From Russia, no love for YanukovychCNNOusted Ukrainian president blasts opposition, West in vow to keep […]

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Is it too late for Kiev to woo Russian-speaking Ukraine? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorWith Russian military forces now in Crimea and the regional government claiming loyalty to impeached President Viktor Yanukovych, it looks as if the new government in Kiev may have already lost any influence it had in Ukraine’s southern regions. Skip …Kiev protests are sign Ukraine has turned to EU, says Georgia ministerThe GuardianGlobe […]

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Ukraine crisis: ‘Russians’ occupy Crimea airports – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine has accused Russia of carrying out an armed invasion by sending naval forces to occupy Sevastopol airport in the Crimea region. Russia’s Black Sea Fleet denies its servicemen are blocking the airport. Another Crimean airport, Simferopol, has also …Merkel Tells Putin of Concern About UkraineWall Street JournalOusted Ukrainian president blasts opposition, West in […]

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Ukrainian ex-leader Viktor Yanukovych vows fightback – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s ex-President Viktor Yanukovych has made his first public appearance since being ousted last week, telling a news conference in Russia he would fight for his country. He said he was “not overthrown”, but was compelled to leave Ukraine after threats …Defiant Yanukovych vows to fight for Ukraine’s futureUSA TODAYOusted Ukrainian Leader, Reappearing in […]

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Ukraine crisis: Crimean airports occupied – BBC News

BBC Newstweets: Numerous military trucks without markings without plates moving around #Sevastopol. #Ukraine #maidan #euromaidan pic.twitter.com/jiEqAc2WiH. 10:31: Breaking News. Ukraine’s interim President, Olexander Turchynov, has dismissed the head of …Russian gunmen patrol airports in tense Crimean standoffLos Angeles TimesArmed Men Occupy Two Airports in Ukraine’s CrimeaWall Street JournalArmed Men Take Over 2 Airports in CrimeaNew […]

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New York Plaza Owner Arrested Amid $3.9 Billion Refund Probe – Bloomberg

BloombergSubrata Roy, owner of the financial services group Sahara India Pariwar, surrendered to police after the nation’s top court issued a warrant in a probe into whether he failed to refund $3.9 billion to his depositors. Roy, 65, submitted to police and is cooperating …Subrata Roy surrenders, to be produced before courtHindustan TimesSahara Housingfina falls […]

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Armed men in unmarked uniforms patrol top Crimea airport in Ukraine; tensions … – Fox News

Fox NewsSIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings are patrolling the airport in the capital of Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region. An Associated Press photographer saw men armed with assault rifles Friday morning at the …Crimea sets date for autonomy vote amid gunmen, anti-Kiev protests (+video)Christian Science MonitorRussian troop movements near […]

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Ukraine crisis: US urges restraint and warns it is ‘watching Russia’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe US has called for all sides to “step back and avoid any kind of provocations” amid heightened tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Secretary of State John Kerry said he had spoken to his Russian counterpart who promised to respect Ukraine’s “territorial …Russian moves raise stakes in Ukraine conflictTimes of IndiaTroop buildup near Ukraine […]