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Ukraine seeks to join Nato; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in Nato, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.

Experimental Ebola drug heals infected monkeys

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

Don't mess with nuclear Russia, warns Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression.

UK terror threat raised to 'severe': Official

Britain on Friday raised the threat level from international terrorism from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’, reflecting the developments in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups were reportedly planning attacks against western countries.

MH17 trial in Malaysia or international justice court

The trial of those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July over Ukraine could be conducted either here or the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, a top minister has said.

Protest leaders meet Pakistan Army chief

PTI and PAT leaders Friday met the Army Chief Raheel Sharif to find a solution to end the on-going political crisis. The protests launched by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri began over the issue of the resignation of Nawaz Sharif.

25 people trapped in gold mine in Nicaragua

At least 25 miners were trapped in a gold mine in Nicaragua's far north on Thursday after a collapse, a government-backed news website and other media reported, adding that rescue efforts would continue through the night.

Pakistani academic held by Taliban for four years freed

The Pakistani Taliban abducted Ajmal Khan, vice-chancellor of Islamia College University Peshawar, the capital of northwestern troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in September 2010.

43 UN peacekeepers seized in Syrian Golan Heights

Syrian armed groups, some of whom are linked to al-Qaeda, captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Thursday and surrounded 81 others, the UN said.

US doesn't have a 'strategy' on hunting ISIS in Syria

As the United States continued to pound ISIS positions in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he had not decided yet on launching military action in Syria.

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having 'outright lied' about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.

Russian troops are ‘directly involved’ in Ukraine conflict

Ukraine and the West said Thursday that Russian troops were actively involved in the fighting tearing apart the east of the country, raising fears of a direct military confrontation between Kiev and its former Soviet master.

Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000, says UN

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Ukraine leader, after losses, says situation 'difficult but controllable'

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking on Thursday after the army lost a key town to separatists, said the situation in the conflict zone in the east was 'extraordinarily difficult... but controllable', Interfax news agency reported.

Indian-American woman charged with infanticide in US

A 33-year-old Indian-American woman, accused of neglect in the death of a newborn whose body was found in a restaurant trash bin, has also been charged with foeticide in the US.
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