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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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China replaces Communist Party leader in coal-rich province amid 'corruption problem'

SHANGHAI - China has replaced the Communist Party leader of the coal-rich northern province of Shanxi amid what a top leader said was a grim corruption problem and a troubled political scene, state media reported.

China 01 Sep 2014

Rights group slams Thai detention of child migrants and refugees

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An 8-year-old Sri Lankan refugee girl spent two years crammed in a cigarette smoke-filled cell with many adults, developing a rash all over her body.

United Nations 01 Sep 2014

Lesotho PM calls for regional peace force after 'coup': aide

MASERU - Lesotho's prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the weekend, his aide said on Monday.

Africa 01 Sep 2014

Guantanamo detainee transfer to Uruguay unlikely before vote: official

MONTEVIDEO - The transfer of six prisoners from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay to Uruguay is unlikely to take place before presidential elections are held in October, a senior Uruguayan official said on Monday.

01 Sep 2014

Pro-independence Scots narrow gap to victory ahead of vote: poll

EDINBURGH - Support for Scottish independence rose dramatically in August, a poll showed on Monday, leaving the "Yes" campaign just six points behind advocates of staying in the United Kingdom with 17 days to go until a referendum.

01 Sep 2014

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