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Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach
Several NATO member countries scrambled fighter jets on Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea, the Dutch defense department said.
Snowden installed as students' rep at University of Glasgow
Former National Security Agency contractor, and infamous WikiLeaks contributor, Edward Snowden has formally been installed as the official representative of students at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
Yemen's president says strikes killed 60 suspected militants
The president of Yemen said Wednesday that this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has killed more than 60 suspected militants -- including several of the group's leaders.
Amsterdam may ban marijuana shops in Red Light district
The Dutch city of Amsterdam has won legal permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district -- going even further with a crackdown on the city's well-publicized and indulgent lifestyle.
Camilla's brother dies after suffering head injury in NYC
Royal officials in Britain said Wednesday that the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died in the United States -- after sustaining a serious head injury that he received in a fall in New York City.
Ebola virus death toll in West Africa approaches 150-mark
The U.N.'s World Health Organization on Wednesday updated its tally from the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, saying now that nearly 150 people have died from the affliction.
Russia pledges response if Russians attacked in Ukraine
Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a strong response if any of his nation's citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine, after its government announced a resumption of an "anti-terror" campaign against pro-Russian insurgents there.
Activists accuse Syrian government of new gas attacks
Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses have told The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have launched new attacks on rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months.
Convicted Berlusconi to begin community service next week
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said that beginning next week, he will start carrying out a court order to help the elderly for four hours per week, as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction.
Suspected mass grave excavated in Serbia
Experts have started excavation on a mass grave in Serbia believed to contain at least 250 bodies of ethnic Albanians who were killed during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
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