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Armed Men Blockade Airports in Crimea

\n \n\n\n\nCrimean airport, Simferopol, is currently occupied by armed men. The men are thought to be pro-Russia militia.They arrived at Simferopol airport overnight, some carrying Russian flags. The men are dressed in dark green uniforms with Kevlar vests and helmets, carrying Kalashnikovs.…

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Violence in Kiev Erupts

\n\nThousands of EuroMaidan opposition activists rallied in central Kiev again Feb. 18. Some protesters threw rocks at police outside Parliament and attempted to break through police cordons, setting two trucks on fire. Another group of activists hurled Molotov cocktails at the ruling party…

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New Bird Flu Virus Confirmed in China

 \n\n\n\n \n\nA new strain of the bird flu virus has proven fatal for the first time after it jumped from birds to humans and is worrying scientists. The latest strain, previously unknown in humans, called H10N8, killed a 73-year-old Chinese woman in December and Chinese authorities last…

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Chikungunya Virus Confirmed in 10 People on St. Martin

\nU.S. health officials issued an advisory on Wednesday about travel to the Caribbean island of St. Martin due to concerns about a mosquito-borne virus.\n\nThe Asian tiger mosquito may spread to new areas as a result of global warming, a study shows. The CDC warns it's carrying Chikungunya virus in…

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Nigerian Hot Spots

\n\nNorth-eastern Nigeria is under a state of emergency as Boko Haram attempts to create an Islamist state there. The Boko Haram group - whose name means "Western education is forbidden" - wants to establish Islamic law in Nigeria. Drive-by motorbike assassinations of politicians and policemen…

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