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Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. | Video

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Ebola threatens food security in West Africa: FAO

ROME - The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in coming months.

Health, Africa 3:06am EDT

Malaysian law professor charged in crackdown on dissent

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian prosecutors charged a high-profile law professor with sedition on Tuesday for an opinion he voiced on a political crisis that occurred five years ago, extending a recent crackdown on dissent from opposition politicians to academia.

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U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia

WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said.

Politics, Africa 12:46am EDT

British rights activist faces libel trial in Thailand

BANGKOK - A British rights activist went on trial in Bangkok on Tuesday accused of defaming a leading Thai fruit company in the first of a series of criminal and civil lawsuits filed against him by the firm.

Thailand 3:58am EDT

Market-style reforms widen racial divide in Cuba

HAVANA - Cuba's experiment with free-market reforms has unintentionally widened the communist-led island's racial divide and allowed white Cubans to regain some of the economic advantages built up over centuries.

Cuba 5:00am EDT

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