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Rebels use Ukraine oligarch factory to repair combat vehicles

Rebels use Ukraine oligarch factory to repair combat vehicles

The clanging of repairs to tanks and heavy armoured vehicles rings out from a factory in eastern Ukraine that is owned by the country's richest man but was taken over by pro-Russian rebels

EU 'discusses' grant for Turkey to help Syrian refugees

EU

The European Union is in discussions to grant 70 million to Turkey to help it cope with the massive influx of Syrian refugees on its territory, a senior EU official said Friday

Zambia celebrates 50 years of independence

Zambia celebrates 50 years of independence

Acting Zambian President Edgar Lungu officiated on Friday at a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of Zambia's independence at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka

US investigating alleged chlorine gas use by ISIL

US investigating alleged chlorine gas use by ISIL

The U.S. is looking into allegations that ISIL used chlorine gas against Iraqi security forces, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday

Mali's first Ebola case, a 2-yr-old girl, dies

Mali

A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola has died, officials said on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned she had potentially exposed many people to the disease by travelling across the country while ill

Croatia likely to recognize Palestine, FM says

Croatia likely to recognize Palestine, FM says

"Croatia is likely to recognize Palestine as an independent state," Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic said at a press conference on Friday.

EU: Turkey should 'show restraint' in Cyprus gas row

EU: Turkey should

European Union leaders expressed concern about renewed tensions between the Greek Cypriot administration and Turkey over marine exploration for oil and gas

China to shut factories during APEC to curb Beijing pollution

China to shut factories during APEC to curb Beijing pollution

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli ordered a temporary shutdown of factories to ensure air quality during a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing next month, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Friday

Rights group: US police defied human rights in Ferguson

Rights group: US police defied human rights in Ferguson

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses while handling protests in the wake of the death of Michael Brown there last summer, Amnesty International said Friday

US judge gives ex-Colombian rebel 27 years prison

US judge gives ex-Colombian rebel 27 years prison

A U.S. judge sentenced a former member of a Colombian rebel group to 27 years in prison on Friday for his role in keeping three Americans hostage in the Colombian jungle in the mid-2000s