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#Russia 'shoots down #Ukraine attack jet'

Pro-Russia rebelsA Russian jet has shot down a Ukrainian SU-25 attack plane over the east of Ukraine, a Ukrainian military spokesman has said.

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Swedish court upholds Assange arrest warrant

A Swedish court has upheld its detention order on Julian Assange, reaffirming the legal basis for an international warrant for the WikiLeaks founder which has kept him hiding in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for two years.

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Dutch held liable for some Srebrenica deaths

A court has cleared the Netherlands of liability in the deaths of most of the 8,000 Bosnian Muslims slain in the Srebrenica massacre, but says it has to compensate the families of more than 300 men.

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#France suspends plans for Halal prison meals

France's highest administrative body has suspended a plan to provide Halal meals for Muslim inmates in one prison in the country's east.

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#Ukraine urges EU to get tougher on #Russia

The Ukrainian president has used a summit of EU leaders to call for tough action against Russia over the separatist conflict in Ukraine's eastern regions.

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UN says ending AIDS is possible by 2030

The UN says new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS are decreasing, making it possible to control the epidemic by 2030 and eventually end it "in every region, in every country".

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#Turkey approves law allowing talks with #PKK

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has approved a law to allow peace talks with Kurdish rebels, in an important step towards ending a three-decade conflict, less than a month before the country's presidential election.

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Officials: #Ukraine airstrike kills civilians

An airstrike has demolished an apartment block in eastern Ukraine, killing at least 11 civilians, regional officials have said.

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Several dead in Moscow subway derailment

A subway train in Moscow has derailed between two stations, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 150, according to multiple news reports from the Russian capital.

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Philip Hammond appointed UK foreign minister

British prime minister, David Cameron, has appointed his former defence minister Philip Hammond as foreign minister in a major cabinet reshuffle.

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