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Separatists kill seven Ukraine soldiers in heaviest loss for Kiev forces

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists ambushed Ukrainian troops on Tuesday, killing seven in the heaviest loss of life for government forces in a single clash since Kiev sent soldiers to put down a rebellion in the country’s east.<p>With the uprising and Russia’s annexation of Crimea …

Flying high: Is North Korea revamping its one-star airline and air force?

The North Korean regime appears to be trying to revitalise the public image and perception of its air force and national airline, based on recent events and their portrayal in state media.<p>Analysis of these events suggests Pyongyang is likely hoping to raise domestic confidence in and foreign …

Ukraine Separatists Dismantle Barricades in Eastern City of Mariupol

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine began taking down barricades Tuesday in an apparent easing of the deadly tensions seen in recent weeks.<p>The armed groups who have occupied government buildings across the Donetsk and Luhansk regions began dismantling their positions in the southern city of …

David Cameron To Be Questioned About UK's Response To Ukraine Crisis

David Cameron will be questioned by MPs about the government's response to the Ukraine crisis and the actions of Russian president Vladimir Putin.<p>The …

US planes begin air search for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

US surveillance planes have begun flying missions over a remote area of Nigeria as part of a mounting international effort to find and rescue more than 200 teenage girls abducted by Islamist militants almost a month ago.<p>The US has also sent expert advisers to Nigeria to "dig in on the search" and …

Nigerian army posts two divisions to hunt for missing girls

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s army has posted two divisions to hunt for 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebels in an attack condemned globally, including by U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday.<p>The soldiers are stationed in the border region close to Chad, Cameroon and Niger to …

Ukraine rebels hold referendums in Donetsk and Luhansk

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Russia

Britain closes Afghan base Sterga

Observation base Sterga is shut down, with the only UK troops still in Helmand at Camp Bastion<p>Britain has closed its last remaining forward base to be used by UK troops in Afghanistan.<p>The shut down of Observation Post Sterga means that the only UK troops still in Helmand are at Camp Bastion, which …

Brazil border operation launched ahead of World Cup

<b>Brazil has begun a massive military operation to secure its lengthy borders ahead of next month's World Cup.</b><p>More than 30,000 troops from the army, navy and air force are taking part in what authorities said was Brazil's "single largest mobilisation ever".<p>There are still concerns over whether some …

Brazil

Chinese elite push for release of jailed Nobel laureate

BEIJING (Reuters) - A group of “princelings”, children of China’s political elite, has quietly urged the Communist Party leadership to release jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo on parole to improve the country’s international image, two sources said.<p>An image of Liu Xiaobo is projected on a hotel in …

'We feel for those mothers' – British Nigerians on kidnapped schoolgirls

In the half-term holiday later this month, Nigerian-born Olu Alabe had been planning to take her daughters – Jameera, four, and Jasmine, one – back to west Africa to visit family. "We're not going now," she said. "There is no security, and how can you go when somebody might kidnap you? And where …

Vietnamese protests against China gather pace, fuelling regional tension

Protesters staged one of Vietnam's largest ever anti-China demonstrations on Sunday, decrying Beijing's deployment of a deep-water drilling rig in contested waters as territorial tensions soar.<p>Some 1,000 people, from war veterans to students, waved banners saying "China don't steal our oil" and …

Ukraine crisis: France and Germany warning to Russia

The leaders of Germany and France have warned of further EU sanctions against Russia, if presidential elections fail to take place in Ukraine later this month.<p>In a joint statement, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande also said referendums planned for Sunday by pro-Russian separatists in eastern …

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British forces leave their last outpost in Helmand

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Afghanistan

Thai government warns protesters as power struggle deepens

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s beleaguered government on Sunday warned people to stay away from anti-government protests, saying it had to step up security as the two sides in a lengthy political crisis squared off over who is running the country.<p>Members of the pro-government "red shirt" group sing …

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The best things to do in London this weekend

The weather in London this weekend<p>Expect sunny but cold weather on Friday. A cloudier day awaits on Saturday and some rain is likely on Sunday.<p>Follow the Kew Gardens Christmas trail<p>Now that Kew Gardens’ Christmas trail has opened, visitors will find some of the royal botanic gardens’ most majestic …

Seven unmissable dive sites in the Cayman Islands

Locals will tell you the Cayman Islands offer the best scuba diving in the Caribbean. Given the triumvirate of islands boasts a unique dive site for every single day of the year – and this isn’t just marketing speak – it’s easy to believe them.<p>Already a go-to destination for stingray spotting and …

Scuba Diving

The Setai, Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida, United States<p>Looming large as the tallest building in South Beach, The Setai is a bastion of privacy and tranquility. Expect sweeping oceanfront views through its glistening glass façade, an Oriental design motif, pan-Asian cuisine and an elegant poolscape.