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Friday, January 23, 2015
Bus shelling, clashes kill 34 in bloody day for Ukraine
The shelling of a bus and clashes in Ukraine's separatist east left 34 people dead Thursday as Kiev was forced to abandon its defense of Donetsk's airport in one of the deadliest days of the nine-month war.
The Russian government unveiled Wednesday a US$21 billion anti-crisis plan to tackle the country's stalled economy, as President Vladimir Putin defiantly called for greater economic “sovereignty” due to Western sanctions.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Scottish National Party, which could play a key role in British politics following elections in May, called on the main political parties to scrap Britain's nuclear deterrent on Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed “like rabbits” and should instead practice “responsible parenting.”
Anti-Charlie rally in Chechnya as global protests rumble on
The furious backlash against French magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad rumbled on Monday with a huge rally in Chechnya, Afghan protesters burning the French flag and Gazans leveling threats against France.
'Coronation Street' star Anne Kirkbride passes at age 60 in Manchester hospital
Actress Anne Kirkbride, a star of British soap opera “Coronation Street” for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 60. Network ITV says Kirkbride, who played the long-suffering, much-married Deirdre Barlow, died Monday in a hospital in Manchester, northwest England, after a short illness.
By Nicholas Paphitis , AP
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
EU ministers called Monday for an alliance with Muslim countries to fight the growing Islamist militant threat, with Europe on high alert after the deadly Paris attacks and anti-terrorism raids in Belgium.
German police banned a planned rally by the anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden Monday, citing a terrorist threat.
One of Ireland's most prominent politicians announced he is gay on Sunday, becoming the first openly homosexual cabinet minister in Irish history four months before a referendum on same-sex marriage in the traditionally Catholic country.
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