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Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops

People carry a stretcher with a dead man after shelling by the Ukrainian forces in Makiivka, 25 km (16 miles) from Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Government troops on Tuesday pressed attacks in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, as Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000. (AP Photo/Antoine E.R. Delaunay)

A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

In this July 23, 2014 file photo, a man walks past a piece of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in a garden in the village of Petropavlivka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. AP PHOTO

The remains of at least 15 Malaysians killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine will be returned to their home country this week, the first Malaysian victims of the disaster to be flown home, the country’s defense minister said Tuesday.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia says agreement reached on Ukraine aid entry

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Russia’s foreign minister says he expects the extensive humanitarian aid mission for eastern Ukraine to enter the country in the near future.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Russian choppers in China for multinational drills

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Russian army helicopters have landed in northern China to take part in multinational anti-terrorism drills, underscoring the close ties between Beijing and Moscow despite tensions with the West over Ukraine.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ukrainian fighter plane shot down by pro-Russia rebels

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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 »

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