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#NATO: #Russia supplying #Ukraine rebels tanks

Ukraine rebelsRussia has continued to supply pro-Kremlin separatists in Ukraine with tanks, armoured vehicles, rocket launchers and artillery, NATO's Secretary General has said, echoing comments by Western leaders that the separatists seeking independence are being aided militarily by Moscow.

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#Britain raises terror level to 'severe'

David CameronBritain has raised the country's terror threat level from substantial to severe, its second highest level, as Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to introduce new laws restricting travel for British citizens to Syria and Iraq.

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French leader calls Assad a 'jihadist ally'

French President Francois Hollande has warned the West against working with Syria's president in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, saying Bashar al-Assad was a principal ally of the fighters who have taken over large areas of Syria and Iraq.

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Victims to sue UK council over abuse failures

A group of child abuse victims in an English town have launched claims for compensation as outrage grows over the revelations that officials did little to stop the abuse of 1,400 children over a 16-year period.

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#Ukraine rebels say #Russia troops among forces

A pro-Russia rebel leader has said serving Russian soldiers, on leave from their posts, are fighting Ukrainian troops alongside the country's separatists in eastern Ukraine, the website of a Russian state television channel has reported.

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Poroshenko: Russian toops now on #Ukraine soil

Russian troopsUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said Russian troops have been "brought into Ukraine" and has called an urgent meeting of security and defence council to decide the next steps in order to resolve the crisis.

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Erdogan sworn in as new Turkish president

Recep Tayyip ErdoganRecep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's outgoing prime minister, has been sworn in as president during a ceremony in the capital Ankara, extend his more than a decade-long domination of the country's political scene.

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Kiev says Russian army convoy in east #Ukraine

A massive convoy of Russian tanks and heavy weapons have crossed into Ukraine, travelling towards a government-held town in the restive east, Ukraine's army has said.

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#Ukraine cites #Russia support for peace plan

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he had support for a peace plan from leaders who attended a summit meeting in Minsk, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Interfax news agency reported.

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French PM removes critics from cabinet

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls has reshuffled his cabinet to silence ministers who had openly criticised Socialist President Francois Hollande's economic policies as he tries to pull the nation out of stagnation and steer it towards growth.

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