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#Kosovo arrests 40 over #Iraq and #Syria combat

Police in Kosovo have arrested 40 men on suspicion of having fought with rebel groups in Syria and Iraq in a crackdown aimed at deterring recruitment of volunteer fighters, authorities have said.

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#Ukraine prepares for 'final' Donetsk push

eastern UkraineUkrainian government forces are preparing for the final stage of recapturing the city of Donetsk from pro-Russian separatist rebels after making significant gains that have divided rebel forces, a military spokesman has said.

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Fighting rages in Donetsk despite truce call

Fighting is continuing to rage in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk as the military dismissed calls for a ceasefire by pro-Russian rebels.

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Ukrainian rebels ready for a ceasefire

Pro-Russian separatists have said they were ready for a ceasefire with the Kiev government after increasing gains by Ukrainian forces against rebel forces.

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Erdogan set for victory in presidential poll

Recep Tayyip ErdoganPrime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading in Turkey's presidential election with almost 50 percent of the votes counted, the country's semi-official news agency has said.

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World 'day of rage' over Israel's war on #Gaza

World 'day of rage'

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the streets of cities around the world demanding an end to Israel's offensive against Gaza, and a firmer position from the international community against the violence.

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US warns #Russia against #Ukraine invasion

The United States has warned Russia against using the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine as a pretext for an invasion, saying such a move would be "completely unacceptable".

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Fierce #Ukraine border battles leave 15 dead

Fierce battles on Ukraine's porous eastern border left have 15 seven soldiers and eight border guards dead in the past 24 hours as fears of a possible Russian invasion continued despite NATO urging Moscow to withdraw its troops along the frontier.

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Turks to vote in key presidential election

Recep Tayyip ErdoganTurks are preparing to head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president in a vote in which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the frontrunning candidate.

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#Sweden battles to control huge wildfire

Fire services backed by helicopters and special planes are fighting a huge forest fire raging for a ninth day in central Sweden, the worst seen in Scandinavia in decades.

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