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Poland Says More Sanctions Against Russia Needed - Minister

 European Union should impose further sanctions on Russia, Polish foreign minister Grzegorz Schetyna said on Thursday.

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Colleen McCullough, Australian Author Of The Thorn Birds, Dies

Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose 1977 best-selling novel The Thorn Birds became a smash hit television miniseries, has died at the age of 77.

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Germany Says Nobody Wants New Sanctions But Russia Must Observe Ceasefire

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday that Europe had no interest in imposing tougher new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, but the only way forward was to abide by the terms of last year's ceasefire agreed in Minsk.

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Italy Artisan Crafts Guitars For Musicians In Need

Offer Roberto Ceretti a fortune for one of his coveted hand-made guitars and he'll likely turn you down: the Italian craftsman may be in demand among collectors, but only plies his trade for top musicians in need.

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U.S. Would Welcome Japan Air Patrols In South China Sea

Photo: photodune.netThe United States would welcome a move by Japan to extend air patrols into the South China Sea as a counterweight to a growing fleet of Chinese vessels pushing Beijing's territorial claims in the region, a senior U.S. Navy officer told Reuters.

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Survivors Say Iraqi Forces Watched As Shi'ite Militias Executed 72 Sunnis

Illustration purpose. Photo: www.dreamstime.comSurvivors tell the same story: they were taken from their homes by men in uniform; heads down and linked together, then led in small groups to a field, made to kneel, and selected to be shot one by one.

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Israel Says Hezbollah Not Interested In Escalating Violence

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon attends a news conference in Tel Aviv July 28, 2014. Photo: ReutersIsrael said on Thursday it received a message from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah that it was backing away from further violence, a day after the worst deadly clashes in years erupted along the border.

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Astronomers Discover 'Super Saturn'

Reuters SECOND-BEST: The new exoplanet has halos 200 times larger than Saturn's.Move over, Saturn - if you like it, then you should have put bigger rings on it.

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Man Stabbed Prostitute To Death While Recovering From Botched Penis Enlargement

KILLER: Michael Wenham had fantasised about killing Islamic extremists before murdering Ms NowikiewiczA FATHER-OF-THREE has been found guilty of murdering a prostitute with a Stanley knife following a failed PENIS enlargement.

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AirAsia QZ8501: Plane Took Three Minutes To Fall Into Sea

Pic:AFPJAKARTA: The co-pilot of missing Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 was flying the plane - supervised by the pilot - before it crashed last month, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said on Thursday, adding that the plane took about three minutes to plunge into the sea.

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