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Alexei Navalny placed under house arrest in Russia

A court in Moscow has ordered the Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny to be placed under house arrest, after a request from investigators working on an embezzlement case.<p>Navalny and his brother Oleg face charges of stealing and laundering a total of 51m rubles (£840,000) from the cosmetics …

Ukraine conflict: Turchynov appeals to Putin

Acting Ukrainian President Oleksander Turchynov has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw troops from Crimea.<p>In a TV address, he appealed to Moscow to "immediately stop provoking us."<p>It comes amid unconfirmed reports that Russian planes have flown hundreds of troops into the region.

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In Ukraine, Baird warns Russia against more 'provocative' military moves

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird urged Russia to avoid "provocative actions" in Ukraine as the country's new government announced it was being invaded by Russian troops.<p>Mr. Baird told reporters during a conference call from Kiev that he was still working to determine "fact from fiction" but was …

Ukrainian leader accuses Moscow of trying to seize territory

KIEV, Ukraine – Authorities closed airspace over Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and at least five Russian transport planes landed at a military air strip near the regional capital late Friday, as the country's acting president accused Moscow of trying to seize territory.<p>A duty officer at the …

The Most Talked About Oscars Dresses Of All Time (PHOTOS)

Oscars season is officially upon us, and while the world gears up to cheer on their favorite movies, we have just one thing on our minds -- the dresses.<p>But not just any dresses, of course. We mean the most memorable gowns that have ever shown up on the red carpet. We're not just talking about the …

Confusion over Uganda's 'miniskirt ban' leads to public attacks on women

On Wednesday morning around 60 female activists and their supporters, including men, gathered at the Uganda National Theatre in Kampala. In a peaceful protest organised by the End Mini-Skirt Harassment Coalition, the women, many clad in black miniskirts and above-the-knee dresses, carried signs …

Well-Camouflaged Soldiers Make Themselves Hard to Find

While Simon Menner’s series <i>Camouflage Extended</i> might appear as friendly photos of the German Alps, there’s actually a hidden sniper every picture. Menner worked closely with the German Army to produce these incredible images that highlight the art of camouflage. Wearing special clothing designed …

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A rare glimpse of the Northern Lights was seen over Britain last night, with sightings of the Aurora Borealis seen as far south as Gloucestershire. Did you capture last night's spectacular lights? Send your pictures to mypic@telegraph.co.uk Full gallery here: http://fw.to/CtoOqPR Picture: Mark Hamblin

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