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Ukraine’s new leader vows to crush rebels after deadly attack

Ukraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish “bandits” after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12. “These criminal acts of the enemies of the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished,” he was quoted as saying by the Unian news agency. The helicopter was shot down near the eastern city of Sloviansk. An army general was among those ...

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Ukraine’s new leader vows to crush rebels after deadly attack

Ukraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish “bandits” after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12. “These criminal acts of the enemies of the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished,” he was quoted as saying by the Unian news agency. The helicopter was shot down near the eastern city of Sloviansk. An army general was among those ...

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Egypt’s Sissi Crushes at Polls, Turnout Questioned

Elizabeth Arrott CAIRO — Egyptian officials say preliminary results give former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi a sweeping victory in his presidential bid against Hamdeen Sabahi. But, the vote has raised many questions about a Sissi presidency. Small crowds Thursday celebrated the early results of Egypt’s presidential election, which give former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi a crushing…

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Narendra Modi cracks the whip in Uttar Pradesh rape

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cracked the whip on the brutal rape and murder case of two minor girls in Uttar Pradesh seeking to demonstrate the BJP government’s “zero tolerance’’ approach towards crime…

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Vatican: Israel, Palestine prayer meeting June 8

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will join Pope Francis for an afternoon of prayer at the Vatican on June 8, the Vatican said Thursday. In a brief statement, the Vatican said both sides accepted the date for the prayer meeting, which Francis suggested…

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Vatican: Israel, Palestine prayer meeting June 8

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will join Pope Francis for an afternoon of prayer at the Vatican on June 8, the Vatican said Thursday. In a brief statement, the Vatican said both sides accepted the date for the prayer meeting, which Francis suggested…

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Syrian Suicide Bomber Was US Citizen

The place has become such a paradise for extremist exultation, apparently, that a U.S. citizen now known as Abu Hurayra al-Amriki, just went there to perform a suicide bombing against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. A Twitter picture (above) of the Syrian transplant that just started circulating viral realms states that “Cat lover Abu Hurayra Al Amriki performs an istichhadi bombing ...

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Fatah and Hamas agree on new Palestinian prime minister

Mahmoud Abbas names Rami Hamdallah as PM in step towards reconciliation between former rival factions Rami Hamdallah, the new Palestinian prime minister, left, with Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: Thaer Ghanaim/AFP/Getty Images The two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and the Islamist movement Hamas, appeared on the verge of forming a historic unity government after seven years of bitter rivalry as Palestinian president, ...

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Fatah and Hamas agree on new Palestinian prime minister

Mahmoud Abbas names Rami Hamdallah as PM in step towards reconciliation between former rival factions Rami Hamdallah, the new Palestinian prime minister, left, with Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: Thaer Ghanaim/AFP/Getty Images The two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and the Islamist movement Hamas, appeared on the verge of forming a historic unity government after seven years of bitter rivalry as Palestinian president, ...

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Youths pillage mosque in Central African Republic protest over church attack

BANGUI (Reuters) – Youths in the Central African Republic plundered a mosque in the capital and barricaded streets with burning tyres on Thursday in protest at an attack by Muslim gunmen on a church that left about a dozen people dead, witnesses said. Few people ventured onto the streets of Bangui because of the protests, which have heightened fears of ...

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