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The last edition: Monday 24 March 2014
Arrests amid security concerns ahead of India legislative elections

Arrests amid security concerns ahead of India legislative elections

Police in India say four suspected terrorists arrested in the state of Rajasthan were planning attacks to disrupt legislative elections, slated for next month.


Tuesday 04 March 2014
Ukrainian servicemen look at Russian troops as they wait at the Belbek airport in the Crimea region, 4 March, 2014

Growing unease in Georgia over Crisis in Ukraine

The people of Georgia, another former Soviet state which borders the Black Sea and which has had its own problems with Russia, are following the developments in Ukraine with a sense of growing ...

Monday 03 March 2014
Ukrainian soldiers in the village of Perevalnoye in Crimea, Ukraine

Ukrainians prepare for war

Ukraine began mobilising for war on Sunday, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that he had the right to invade the country.

Tuesday 25 February 2014
Hong Kong

Myanmar women join ranks of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong

The first legal group of migrant domestic workers from Myanmar has arrived in Hong Kong.