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Tymoshenko to run for president of Ukraine

Tymoshenko served twice as prime minister and ran for president in 2010 before she was jailed [AFP]Ukrainian former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, released from jail last month after President Viktor Yanukovich was forced by protesters to leave power, has announced she will run again for president in an election slated for May 25.

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Turkish court orders halt to Twitter ban

A Turkish court has overturned the government's controversial Twitter ban imposed after audio recordings spread via the social media site implicating Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a corruption scandal.

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Copenhagen Zoo kills four healthy lions

Copenhagen Zoo has euthanised four healthy lions just a few weeks after putting down and publicly dissecting a young giraffe, causing outrage among animal lovers around the world.

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Ukraine centre stage in EU-US Brussels summit

Obama's first visit to Brussels is set to be dominated by responses to Russia's annexation of Crimea [Reuters]The Ukraine crisis is likely to dominate trade talks between the European Union and the US, as President Barack Obama makes his first visit to Brussels.

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Obama says Crimea situation not a 'done deal'

Barack Obama, the US president, has said the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine is not a "done deal" and described Russia as "a regional power" that was threatening its neighbours "out of weakness".

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WHO: Pollution kills 7 million people a year

Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation.

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G7 threatens Russia with more sanctions

US President Barack Obama and major industrialised allies have warned Russia it faces damaging economic sanctions if President Vladimir Putin takes further action to destabilise Ukraine following the seizure of Crimea.

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MPs: Drones key for British military future

Unmanned aircraft are a key military resource that Britain must continue to fund after it withdraws from Afghanistan later this year, a committee of British lawmakers has said.

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Tymoshenko denies 'wipe out Russians' comment

Tymoshenko did not deny discussing how she would handle the Crimea crisis and apologised for her language Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister, has denounced a tape broadcast by Russian state television where she is heard urging the "wiping out" of Russians and President Vladimir Putin, calling it a montage.

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French far-right party soars in elections

France's anti-immigrant National Front (FN) has surged to power in a former Socialist town-hall bastion and sees more victories in local elections where voters punished President Francois Hollande for failing to tackle unemployment.

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