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Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU to threaten more sanctions

KIEV/BRUSSELS - Ukraine said Russian tanks had flattened a small border town and pro-Russian rebels had made fresh gains in its east, as EU leaders signalled on Saturday they would threaten more sanctions against Moscow over the crisis. | Video

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HONG KONG - Hong Kong is poised for a showdown with China when the Chinese parliament meets later on Sunday, with the largely rubber-stamp body likely to snuff out hopes for a democratic breakthrough in the regional financial hub at elections due in 2017.

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Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

MONROVIA/CONAKRY - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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EU leaders to threaten extra Russia sanctions, agree new team

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders will threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine on Saturday but, fearful of a new Cold War and self-inflicted harm to their own economies, should give Moscow another chance to make peace. | Video

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces bid to break Islamic State siege of town

BAGHDAD - Iraqi army and Kurdish forces closed in on Islamic State fighters on Saturday in a push to break the Sunni militants' siege of the Shi'ite town of Amerli, army sources said.

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