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Crimea’s new leader, a man with a murky past

Click photo to enlarge Crimean Premier Sergei Aksyonov, right, attends the swearing in ceremony for the first unit of a pro-Russian armed force, dubbed the “military forces of the autonomous republic of Crimea” in Simferopol, Ukraine, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Some 30 men armed with automatic weapons and another 20 or so unarmed, were sworn in at a park in ...

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Saudi Arabia designates Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group

Arab Spring Reuters Image Caption: Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mursi shout slogans against military and interior ministry in front of Al Rayyan mosque after Friday prayers in the southern suburb of Maadi, outskirts of Cairo (reuters tickers) March 7, 2014 – 17:30 RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist ...

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German survives on flies while lost in Outback

BRISBANE, Australia — A German tourist who was missing for more than two weeks in the Australian Outback survived by eating flies after becoming lost and stranded by floodwaters, police said Friday. Daniel Dudzisz was picked up by a motorist late…

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‘Angry’ Pistorius fired shot out of car sun-roof, ex tells court

PRETORIA— A seething Oscar Pistorius fired his pistol out of a car’s open sun-roof after an argument with a police officer, ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor told a court on Friday, the fifth day of his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Testifying in the Pretoria High Court, she described how the 27-year-old South African Olympic athlete shouted at a policeman ...

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Oscar ‘Cheated On Ex With Reeva’

An ex-girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius wept as she told how the athlete cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp – as it emerged the star would take the stand. Samantha Taylor told how Pistorius once shot a bullet through a car sunroof – and on another occasion waved his weapon at a vehicle which he thought was following him. Proceedings were ...

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Congo’s Katanga Convicted For War Crimes

Congolese warlord Germain Katanga has been convicted of involvement in war crimes by in the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Judges found Katanga guilty of murder and pillage during an attack on a village more than a decade ago. They found he had made a “significant contribution” to the 2003 attack on the village of Bogoro, in a diamond-rich ...

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Anwar guilty of sodomy, gets five years jail

PUTRAJAYA:‎ The Court of Appeal sentenced opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to five years imprisonment for sodomising former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in 2008. EARLIER REPORT He was earlier convicted of sodomising former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in 2008. The three-man Court of Appeal bench, headed by Datuk Balia Yusof Wahi, delivered the unanimous decision to a ...

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Facebook, YouTube face ban in Turkey

Ankara – Turkey’s embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban social media networks YouTube and Facebook after a raft of online leaks added momentum to a spiralling corruption scandal. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already…

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Erdogan Says Turkey Could Ban Facebook and YouTube

By Reuters on 3:46 pm March 7, 2014. Category International, World Tags: Facebook, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, YouTube Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Bloomberg Photo) Istanbul. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey could ban Facebook and YouTube after local elections on March 30, saying they have been abused by his political…

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Obama Phones Putin About Ukraine; Putin Says Differences Remain

VOA News The White House says President Obama has told his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, that Moscow’s actions in Ukraine are a violation of that country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Officials say the two leaders spoke for an hour on the telephone Thursday. It is their first known direct contact since Saturday, shortly after Russian forces took control in Ukraine’s ...

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