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Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

DONETSK Ukraine - A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families. | Video

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Boko Haram moves unopposed in strategic Nigerian town

MAIDUGURI - A raid on an army base in northeast Nigeria and massacres of civilians in nearby villages at the weekend have left Boko Haram free to move unopposed in a strategic garrison town, witnesses and security sources said.

Africa 3:11pm EDT

Britain does U-turn on ex-KGB agent Litvinenko murder inquiry

LONDON - Britain announced on Tuesday it would hold a public inquiry into the death of a former Russian spy who accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering his murder, but denied the decision was linked to the Ukraine crisis.

Russia 11:46am EDT

Russia may ask rich to help foot bill for Crimea with 'solidarity tax'

MOSCOW - Russia could ask its richest citizens to help foot the bill for the annexation of Crimea by paying a "solidarity tax" proposed by a group of lawmakers.

Russia 11:58am EDT

Dozens of Turkish police detained for alleged spying on government

ISTANBUL - Dozens of Turkish police including high-ranking officers were detained on Tuesday, accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle in what the chief prosecutor said was a concocted probe of an alleged terrorist group.

9:55am EDT

Turkey's Erdogan acknowledges strains with Obama

ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has acknowledged his relations with U.S. President Barack Obama have soured, saying he had been disappointed among other things by a lack of U.S. action over the war in neighbouring Syria.

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