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Missile confirmed to have downed MH17

Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says. The missile hit the front left of the plane causing other parts ... more
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MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch report blames missile

The missile hit the front left of the plane causing other parts break off, it said in a final report into the July 2014 disaster, which killed 298 people. The ... more
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MH17 Ukraine disaster: Relatives briefed on Dutch report

The report will not apportion blame. The plane - flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur - crashed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014 at the height of the ... more
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Spain and Switzerland both qualify for Euro 2016 as England stay perfect

Spain wrapped up qualification for next summer's European Championships with a 4-0 win over Luxembourg but lost two key players to injury on Friday. The 2012 European champions had to ... more
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Michael Fallon: UK to send troops to Baltic region

Nato states have expressed concern over Russia's backing for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine and its bombing campaign in Syria. In June, RAF Typhoons, which have been deployed to the ... more
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Syria crisis: Nato assesses Russia’s ’troubling escalation’

Moscow denies Western accusations that it has mainly targeted Assad opponents, insisting its strikes have hit Islamic State (IS) infrastructure, and other militant groups. IS militants have seized swathes of ... more
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Nato meets over Russia Syria campaign

BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Marcus says Nato aims to make clear it will respond to any challenge. On Thursday,Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg saidthe alliance had expressed its concern over Russia's ... more
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NATO meets over Russia Syria campaign

Russia's growing military involvement in the Syria conflict is expected to be high on the agenda of Nato defence ministers meeting in Brussels. It comes after Nato member Turkey said ... more
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IMF, World Bank upbeat about Ghanas economy picking up from 2016

Recent reports by the World Bank and IMF show the two institutions are upbeat about Ghanas economy picking up from next year despite the current drag. The World Bank, in ... more
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France concern over Russias Syria role

The French and Russian presidents are set for talks in Paris on Friday amid fears Russia is carrying out indiscriminate air strikes in Syria. The French military, like the US, ... more
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Russia ’ready’ to launch airstrikes in Syria

Four Russian SU-34 Fullback fighters are now at the Latakia air base, and more than 600 Russian troops are in place. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told reporters Tuesday that Secretary ... more
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Syria conflict: UN assembly highlights divisions

Mr Putin also ruled out Russian troops ever taking part in a ground operation in Syria. The two leaders met for 90 minutes on the sidelines of the UNGA in ... more
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