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Further warning over oil figures

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The chairman of a Scottish government commission into the future of North Sea oil says the industry would be hard-pushed to extract 15bn barrels. 



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Israeli aircraft bomb Gaza, five Palestinians killed

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GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years.  



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Artillery fire 'kills two civilians' in Donetsk

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Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Two civilians were killed Saturday apparently by artillery fire in Donetsk, the main separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine, an AFP reporter witnessed. 



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China independent film festival shut by authorities

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A Chinese independent film festival was closed by authorities on its opening day, organisers said Saturday, the latest sign that free expression is being increasingly targeted in the tightly-controlled country. Police prevented film industry workers and the audience from attending the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival,...(more) 



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Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

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PARIS (AP) — Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon. 



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Iraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief

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BAGHDAD (AP) — For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him. 



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Assad and the US: New BFFs?

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The murder of US journalist James Foley has gruesomely illustrated just how dangerous the Islamic State (IS) has become. That's led some to wonder if the US must now ally with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 

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Merkel in Ukraine as crisis mounts

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to arrive in Ukraine, after calling Russia's decision to send an unauthorised aid convoy an "escalation". 



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India police re-arrest fasting activist

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GAUHATI, India (AP) — A lawyer says police have re-arrested a frail Indian activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 14 years to protest alleged military brutality in India's remote northeast. 



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Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine

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DONETSK, Russia (AP) — Some of the trucks in a Russian aid convoy that entered Ukraine in a move denounced by Kiev as an invasion are returning to Russia. 



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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Divers stand on the edge of a small wooden fishing boat gazing at the murky, choppy waters below. After receiving blessings from Buddhist monks, they lower their masks and plunge one-by-one into the mighty Yangon River, clinging to garden hoses that will...(more) 



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Son wounded, mother arrested in E. Germantown shooting

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A 45-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot Friday night in the city's East Germantown section, police said. 



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