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Whitehall 'deeply disturbed' by Russia's role in Montenegro coup plot

The British Government is “deeply disturbed” about Russian involvement in an assassination plot last year to overthrow a Balkan government and sabotage its plan to join Nato, sources said last night.<p>The Foreign Office called for “a competent, transparent judicial process and trial” of coup plotters …

Every Country’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction

There are two types of travelers: those who want to hit up the most popular tourist attractions of their intended destination, and those who would …

Aleppo: New ceasefire deal reached

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aleppo residents will be allowed to leave on Thursday under a new ceasefire agreement reached overnight, a rebel group said.<p>According to Ahmad Qurah Ali, spokesman for the Ahrar al-Sham rebel group, the deal was reached late Wednesday and will permit injured people to be evacuated beginning …

Middle East

Bird flu: Netherlands culls 190,000 ducks

<b>About 190,000 ducks have been culled in the Netherlands as the authorities try to prevent the spread of bird flu across northern European countries.</b><p>The slaughter involved six farms, following the discovery of a virus in the village of Biddinghuizen, some 70km (43 miles) east of Amsterdam.<p>Outbreaks …

Bird Flu

Syria war: Army makes rapid gains in rebel-held east Aleppo

<b>Syrian government forces have been making rapid advances into eastern Aleppo, forcing thousands of civilians to flee.</b><p>The Syrian army captured Jabal Badro on Sunday, a day after seizing Hanano district, and is making in-roads in other neighbourhoods.<p>Its aim is to divide the rebel-held east of the …

Mount McKinley's Gotten Shorter Again

Could Alaska's Mount McKinley be in danger of developing a Napoleon complex?<p>Well, it's still said to be the tallest peak in North America, so perhaps it won't need to worry about its height just yet. But for the second time in recent decades, the mountain's been shortened.<p>This week's announcement …