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Sep 22, 2014

Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged complicity in the conflict. An Associated Press reporter estimated the crowd at about 20,000, although the city police department put the number at ...

U.N. warns over Israeli plan to relocate West Bank Bedouin

Sep 22, 2014

U.N. warns over Israeli plan to relocate West Bank Bedouin

The U.N.’s Palestinian refugee agency on Sunday urged the international community to oppose Israeli plans to relocate thousands of Palestinian Bedouin from the central West Bank. “If such a plan were implemented this would … give rise to concerns that it amounts to a ...

Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growing

Sep 22, 2014

Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growing

As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structures had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said. While officials confirmed that several structures have been damaged or destroyed in ...

Ukraine clashes test truce as Russian opposition stages protests

Sep 22, 2014

Ukraine clashes test truce as Russian opposition stages protests

Ukraine’s truce was tested by battles between government forces and separatists as Russia’s opposition held a peace march to protest President Vladimir Putin’s policy in the neighboring country. The government in Kiev and the rebels traded accusations of cease-fire violations even after they agreed ...

Turkey says no ransom paid in release of Islamic State hostages

Sep 22, 2014

Turkey says no ransom paid in release of Islamic State hostages

Turkey said Sunday that dozens of hostages held by Islamic State militants in Iraq had been released without ransom, ending a crisis that has hindered Ankara’s ability to combat jihadists on its borders. “A bargain for money is totally out of the question. There ...

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000 in less than week

Sep 22, 2014

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000 in less than week

The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group’s advance across northern Syria has hit 100,000 in less than a week, an official said Sunday. The head of Turkey’s disaster management agency, Fuat Oktay, said the figure relates to Syrians ...