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Ukrainian rebels vent frustration with Putin

by Reuters
Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a Cabinet meeting in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. Photo - AFP
Squeezed by the Ukrainian army into their last two strongholds, the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, the rebels complain they are outnumbered and outgunned.

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At least 67 Palestinians killed as Israel announces '4 hour lull' in bombardment
Israeli tank shells and air strikes on houses and a school in Jebalya in northern Gaza killed at least 43 people and wounded many others, including 20 in a UN school

French, British citizens evacuated amid Islamist gains in Libya
Intense fighting in Benghazi for the past week has claimed about 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said

Deadly Israeli onslaught in Gaza continues despite Eid
In a televised address on Monday night, a grim-faced Netanyahu said any solution to the crisis would require the demilitarisation of the Palestinian territory, controlled by Hamas

Afghan President's cousin killed in Kandahar suicide attack
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