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Moscow to control Crimean historical site

MOSCOW: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country’s top historical symbol, under federal control following turmoil



Ukraine urges Russia to end war in east

UNITED NATIONS: Ukraine’s foreign minister is calling on Russia to come to “real negotiations” about a cease-fire and stabilization in Ukraine’s war-torn east which will require fair elections that ar



9 dead in Myanmar flooding

YANGON: Officials say heavy rains in Myanmar have caused more flooding and left nine people dead, devastating several townships and forcing more than 18,000 people into temporary shelters



Muslims in CAR ‘forced to abandon religion’

LIBREVILLE: Many Muslims returning to western areas of the Central African Republic (CAR) after last year’s inter-communal massacres are being threatened and “forced to abandon their religion,” Amnest



Serbia TV hostess questioned over lottery draw ‘mismatch’

BELGRADE: Eleven people have been questioned and the boss of Serbia’s state lottery forced to resign in a fraud probe into an extraordinary “coincidence” in a live television draw, an interior ministr



Hunting club that suspended US hunter made donations to top lawmakers

WASHINGTON: A hunting club that suspended a Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has given money to the campaigns of numerous US politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch



11 Colombians die in military plane crash

BOGOTA: Eleven Colombian military personnel were killed on Friday when their transport plane suffered motor failure and crashed in the northern province of Cesar, killing all on board, according to a





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