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Humiliated pro-Ukraine woman still bears scars of abuse

Ukrainian Irina Dovgan, 52, gives an interview to AFP on Sept. 5, 2014 in Kiev. Wearing a "Thank God I am Ukrainian" T-shirt given to her by a local TV station, Dovgan, who is openly pro-Ukrainian, recounts her four days of captivity, which started on Aug. 24 at the hands of pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, where was subjected to torture and public insults until foreign journalists saw her.  AFP PHOTO/GENYA SAVILOV

Clad in the blue and yellow of Ukraine’s national flag, Irina Dovgan stood on a street of the rebel-held city of Donetsk as passersby punched, kicked and spat on her, sometimes crushing tomatoes in her bruised face.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ukrainian fighter plane shot down by pro-Russia rebels


Pro-Russia rebels shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet on Monday, before Kiev and Moscow’s top diplomats were due to hold urgent talks to defuse tensions over fighting in the east of the ex-Soviet nation. Ukraine’s military said its MiG-29 warplane had been shot down as it carried out “an assignment to eliminate a large group of […]

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rebel killed in Negros clash


An alleged rebel was killed while another one and a soldier were wounded in an encounter in Barangay Dian-ay here early Friday.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf still holding 5 foreign captives, says released hostage

Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

A construction worker released by Abu Sayyaf kidnappers on Sunday reported seeing five foreigners — two Germans, two Chinese and a Malaysian— still being held captive by the notorious bandit group in Sulu.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

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Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and agreed to hand over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »