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Ukraine Official: Russia Sheltering Separatists, Allowing Attacks From Outside

Ukraine Official: Russia Sheltering Separatists, Allowing Attacks From Outside
Russia is harboring Ukrainian separatists, and allowing attacks from their side of the border, a Ukraine government official claimed Friday. There are also reports of Russian troops massing just outside Ukraine's border.
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Palestinians, Israeli Police Clash at Funeral of Slain Arab Teen

Palestinians, Israeli Police Clash at Funeral of Slain Arab Teen
Israeli police and Palestinian attendees of a slain teenager's funeral clashed on the streets of the Gaza Strip. Shelling from the Palestinians and brutal retaliatory strikes from the Israeli military have once again made the area into a tinderbox.
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Extremists Attack Hospitals in South Sudan, Shooting Bedridden Patients

Extremists Attack Hospitals in South Sudan, Shooting Bedridden Patients
Patients were shot in their hospital beds, medical and humanitarian staff killed, and medical facilities were destroyed in fighting in South Sudan since December in actions that breach international law, an aid group said in a report released Tuesday. Doctors Without Borders said the attacks on health facilities are denying medical assistance to hundreds of thousands. The group said of 58 killed in four hospitals, 25 were patients, 27 had sought shelter, four remain unidentified and two are government officials. Hospitals have also been looted.
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Tom Odula
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Obama Bans Production, Buying of Land Mines, Will Join International Treaty

Obama Bans Production, Buying of Land Mines, Will Join International Treaty
The Obama administration plans to join an international treaty against the proliferation of land mines by first banning the production and purchase of them here in the US.
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What Defrock? Top Vatican Priest Convicted, Censured by Church for Child Abuse

What Defrock? Top Vatican Priest Convicted, Censured by Church for Child Abuse
The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted by a church tribunal of sex abuse and has been defrocked, the first such sentence handed down against a top papal representative.
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The Drone Program Could Be Putting the Whole World at Risk

The Drone Program Could Be Putting the Whole World at Risk
The Obama's administration's lethal drone program threatens to set a "dangerous precedent" for other nations to follow and to put the United States on a "slippery slope" toward perpetual war, according to a bipartisan panel that includes former military leaders and national security officials.
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Slippery Slope? Obama Promises 300 'Advisors' to Besieged Iraqis

Slippery Slope? Obama Promises 300 'Advisors' to Besieged Iraqis
Obama chooses the middle road in Iraq: the US will send 300 military 'advisors' to a besieged Iraqi government. He discounted more robust options for now, but did not take off the table air strikes to help the faltering Iraqi military.
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48 Dead in Kenya, as Al-Qaeda Group Targets Christians and Torches Hotels

48 Dead in Kenya, as Al-Qaeda Group Targets Christians and Torches Hotels
Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who weren't Muslim and those who didn't know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire. The assault in Mpeketoni began Sunday night as residents watched World Cup matches on TV and lasted until early Monday. Authorities blamed al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaida-linked terror group, who have vowed to carry out terror attacks to avenge the Kenyan military presence in Somali.
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Tom Odula and Jason Straziuso
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Senator Inhofe: Obama is 'Supporting The Enemy'

Senator Inhofe: Obama is 'Supporting The Enemy'
In an appearance on the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” last week Sen. Jim Inhofe deliberated whether President Obama is a terrorist supporter or a buffoon, and decided that he president is intentionally “supporting the enemy.”
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Bush Silent, But Blair Says West Should Attack Iraq Again

Bush Silent, But Blair Says West Should Attack Iraq Again
Former prime minister tells world that it wasn't his fault and that 2003 invasion has nothing to do with current crisis
- Jon Queally, staff writer
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