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Hundreds rescued from boat off #Cyprus

A cruise ship returning from Greece has picked up hundreds of people, apparently Syrian refugees, who were stranded aboard a small boat off Cyprus, officials said.

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'Terrorism' suspects held in UK swoop

Nine men have been arrested in Britain in a move police said was part of an ongoing operation against "Islamist-related terrorism" rather than in response to any immediate threat.

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Pope sacks controversial Paraguayan bishop

Pope Francis has dismissed a conservative bishop from a Paraguayan diocese, who had clashed with his fellow bishops and promoted a priest accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour.

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Snowden awarded Swedish 'alternative Nobel'

Edward Snowden has been declared one of the winners of a Swedish human rights award for his disclosures of top secret government surveillance programmes.

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#Romania to open communist-era crimes trial

A trial that some have dubbed the "Romanian Nuremberg" is set to open in Bucharest, with the head of a brutal communist-era labour camp, known as the "prison of silence", charged with crimes against humanity.

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#Ukraine army and rebels pull back from east

pro-Russian rebelsUkranian officials have said that government troops and pro-Russian rebels are withdrawing forces and artillery from frontline positions in eastern Ukraine following a peace agreement between the two sides.

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Russians stage anti-Ukraine war in Moscow

Thousands of Russians have rallied in Moscow in protest against the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, in the first major anti-war rally since the standoff between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels started last year.

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#Ukraine clashes continue despite truce

Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and a ceasefire signed on September 5 to end fighting between the army and pro-Russia separates is "in name only", NATO's top military commander said.

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#ISIL captive's wife pleads for his release

Alan HenningThe wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by ISIL implored his captors to release him, saying she could not see how his death could assist any cause.

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Deal reached on enforcing #Ukraine ceasefire

Participants in Ukrainian peace talks have agreed to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian fighters, as well as withdraw foreign fighters and heavy weapons from the area of conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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