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Putin Seeks ‘Statehood’ Talks for East Ukraine

A barrel of a T-72 tank is seen with a flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic — which seeks to build a separate state in eastern Ukraine — in the southern coastal town of Novoazovsk, Ukraine on Aug. 31, 2014. (Reuters Photo/Vasily Fedosenko)

Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday sharply raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for the first time for statehood to be considered for the restive east of the former Soviet state.


Asylum-Seekers Sue Australia Over ‘Poor’ Medical Care

A protest is held in front of the immigration center in Melbourne, Australia, on Aug. 4, 2014. The demonstrators support the 157 asylum seekers who have been sent to Nauru. A group of mostly Christian Tamils, including 50 children, were transferred to a detention camp on the Pacific island of Nauru after initially being held on an Australian customs boat for weeks and then taken to Australia. (EPA Photo/David Crosling)

Sydney. Asylum-seekers including a six-year-old girl are suing the Australian government for compensation and medical care after they were allegedly injured while detained on Christmas Island, their lawyers said Tuesday.


How ISIS finally became Obama’s enemy

Takfiri militants (File photo)
Suddenly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has become a threat worthy of American missiles.

For almost two years President Obama completely ignored the biggest ...and most brutal terror group in the Middle East, allowing it to balloon into a regional power. No matter how many heads it severed or how much territory it conquered, ISIS just couldn't draw Obama’s attention.


UN Reports Increase in Boat People Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh

Ethnic Rohingya refugees from Myanmar wave as they are transported by a wooden boat to a temporary shelter in Krueng Raya in Aceh Besar, Indonesia, April 8, 2013.

A new U.N. report points to a sharp increase in numbers of boat people mostly from Myanmar, also known as Burma, and Bangladesh.  Activists fear a further surge of refugee boat people, especially ethnic Rohingya fleeing squalid refugee camps and persecution in Myanmar.


Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan death sentence condemned by UK leaders

Meriam Ibrahim has been sentenced to 100 lashes as well as death by hanging

UK political leaders have united to urge Sudan to lift the "barbaric" death sentence handed down to a Christian woman accused of abandoning Islam.

A court ruled that Meriam Ibrahim, who was raised by her Christian mother and married a Christian, was Muslim in line with her father - which she rejects.


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