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Ukraine marks 25th independence day with show of force

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Tanks rumbled across Kiev on Tuesday as Ukraine marked 25 years of independence with a show of force against an increasingly assertive Russia and a war simmering in the pro-Kremlin separatist east. Thousands of soldiers saluted Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the same square where a...(more) 



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Zimbabwe police use teargas, water cannon to disperse opposition march

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean police used teargas, water cannon and batons on Wednesday to disperse opposition youths who were demonstrating in the capital against alleged brutality by security agents.  



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Philippines summons Chinese envoy over drug trafficking from China

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The Philippines government said on Wednesday it had summoned the Chinese ambassador earlier this week to explain reports that traffickers were bringing in narcotics from China, opening a new front in President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial war on drugs. On Tuesday, the country's police chief told a...(more) 



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Damascus condemns Turkish intervention in Syria

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The Syrian government condemned Wednesday's Turkish incursion into the Islamic State group-held border district of Jarabulus as a "flagrant violation" of its sovereignty. The foreign ministry said it "condemns the crossing of the Turkey-Syria border by Turkish tanks and armoured vehicles towards the town of Jarabulus...(more) 



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In a Powerpoint, Philippine police detail body count in drug war

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By Manuel Mogato and Andrew R.C. Marshall MANILA/BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Philippine police report on an anti-drugs campaign that has killed 1,900 people in seven weeks shows an openness and even pride in an escalating body count that has horrified rights activists and unsettled allies such...(more) 



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France's DCNS says assessing if leak of submarine data harms clients

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PARIS (Reuters) - French naval contractor DCNS on Wednesday said it was working to determine if harm had been caused to its clients by a massive leak of secret documents about its Scorpene submarines published in Australian media. "We're going to determine ... if harm was...(more) 



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Deadly earthquake in Italy claims dozens of lives

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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the center of Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning, leveling buildings and burying people underneath the rubble.          



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North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved ability

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest flight ever by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, and range that can place all of South Korea, and...(more) 



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Turkish military and Syrian rebels storm border city held by Islamic State

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Syrian rebel fighters backed by Turkish air and ground units stormed a Syrian border city held by Islamic State on Wednesday, officials and activists said, in what was seen as an unprecedented operation aimed at ousting the jihadist group while preventing Syrian Kurdish militias, Ankara’s bete......(more) 



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Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of aggression in Syria

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ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish officials attacked Turkey's military intervention in Syria as "a blatant aggression" and warned that Ankara was entering a "quagmire" after it deployed tanks and troops against an Islamic State-held border town on Wednesday. Turkish forces and Turkey-backed Syrian rebels have crossed...(more) 



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Ukraine's Poroshenko strikes martial tone on independence day

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KIEV (Reuters) - Troubled Ukraine put on a show of its military strength on independence day on Wednesday and President Petro Poroshenko said the country had to rely on its own might rather than international guarantees.  



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Minute of silence to be held at matches in Italy after quake

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ROME (AP) — A minute of silence will be observed before all professional football matches in Italy this week to mourn the victims of an earthquake that rocked the central part of the country early Wednesday. 



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