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Russia says all Kiev troops are out of Crimea

Putin congratulated the Russian armed forces for their role in the takeover of Crimea [AFP]Russia's Defence Minister says that all Ukrainian servicemen loyal to Kiev have left Crimea and all military installations on the Black Sea peninsula are under Russian control, Interfax news agency has reported.

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Obama meets Pope Francis for first time

US President Barack Obama has met Pope Francis for the first time to discuss how to fight global inequality and poverty, calling himself a "great admirer" of the pontiff.

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UN general assembly calls Crimea vote illegal

The resolution was passed on the same day Yulia Tymoshenko announced she would run for president of Ukraine [AFP]The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution affirming Ukraine's territorial integrity and calling the referendum that led to Russia's annexation of its Crimean peninsula illegal.

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Obama urges NATO to increase defence spending

Barack Obama, the US president, has expressed concerned about cutbacks in European defence spending, telling NATO members in Brussels that "everyone has to be chipping in" to defend the continent's borders, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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Vatican removes Germany's 'bishop of bling'

The Vatican has removed a German bishop because he spent $43m of Church funds on an extravagant residence when Pope Francis was preaching austerity.

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Amnesty reveals global surge in executions

The US is the only country in the Americas that carried out executions in 2013 [EPA]The number of known executions worldwide rose to at least 778 in 2013 - a 15 percent rise from the year before- following a surge in Iraq and Iran, Amnesty International said.

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Tymoshenko to run for president of Ukraine

Tymoshenko served twice as prime minister and ran for president in 2010 before she was jailed [AFP]Ukrainian former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, released from jail last month after President Viktor Yanukovich was forced by protesters to leave power, has announced she will run again for president in an election slated for May 25.

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Turkish court orders halt to Twitter ban

A Turkish court has overturned the government's controversial Twitter ban imposed after audio recordings spread via the social media site implicating Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a corruption scandal.

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Copenhagen Zoo kills four healthy lions

Copenhagen Zoo has euthanised four healthy lions just a few weeks after putting down and publicly dissecting a young giraffe, causing outrage among animal lovers around the world.

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Ukraine centre stage in EU-US Brussels summit

Obama's first visit to Brussels is set to be dominated by responses to Russia's annexation of Crimea [Reuters]The Ukraine crisis is likely to dominate trade talks between the European Union and the US, as President Barack Obama makes his first visit to Brussels.

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