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  • 2 September 2014

    UKRAINIAN President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of "direct and open aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in the war with pro-Moscow separatists.

  • 2 September 2014

    JAPAN has urged people to stock up on toilet paper, as more than 40 per cent of the nation's supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone.

  • 2 September 2014

    A MAN suspected of killing two unemployment office workers and critically injuring a third has been arrested following a manhunt that lasted seven hours.

  • 2 September 2014

    PAKISTANI soldiers and paramilitary forces have secured the headquarters of the state television channel PTV after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air.

  • 2 September 2014

    BOTH Islamist fighters and Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, senior UN officials have said in an emergency debate on the conflict.

  • 2 September 2014

    BOSNIAN police have detained 13 former Bosnian Serb soldiers and policemen suspected of taking part in the murder and persecution of hundreds of Bosnian Croats and Muslim Bosniaks early in the country's 1992-95 war.

  • 1 September 2014

    RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has called for immediate talks on "statehood" for southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence for territory they have seized.

  • 1 September 2014

    CHINA'S legislature has ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub.