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#Ukraine rebels pledge truce for jet recovery

Pro-Russian separatists have promised to cease fire for two to four days in eastern Ukraine to allow recovery work at the site where a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people crashed, Russia's RIA news agency quoted a rebel leader as saying.

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Obama says missile brought down MH17

Malaysia Airlines FlightUS President Barack Obama has said evidence so far indicates that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 carrying 298 people was shot down by a surface-to-air missile from an area in Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

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Berlusconi cleared of underage sex charge

Silvio BerlusconiAn Italian appeals court has cleared Silvio Berlusconi of having sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power in a surprise ruling that will strengthen the former prime minister on the political scene.

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#Russia condemns 'evil' new US sanctions

Russia's prime minister has condemned new Western sanctions over his country's role in the Ukraine crisis, calling the move "evil".

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Seven die in #Poland septic tank accident

Seven people have died after falling into a septic tank in Poland while trying to rescue a colleague, rescue services said.

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Putin denounces latest US and EU sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that new biting sanctions against his country over its actions in Ukraine will boomerang and hit back at US national interests.

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Malaysian jet 'shot down' over #Ukraine

Malaysian Airlines fight MH17A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet which crashed as it flew over eastern Ukraine with 295 people on board was reportedly shot down.

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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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