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#Romania to open communist-era crimes trial

A trial that some have dubbed the "Romanian Nuremberg" is set to open in Bucharest, with the head of a brutal communist-era labour camp, known as the "prison of silence", charged with crimes against humanity.

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#Ukraine army and rebels pull back from east

pro-Russian rebelsUkranian officials have said that government troops and pro-Russian rebels are withdrawing forces and artillery from frontline positions in eastern Ukraine following a peace agreement between the two sides.

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Russians stage anti-Ukraine war in Moscow

Thousands of Russians have rallied in Moscow in protest against the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, in the first major anti-war rally since the standoff between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels started last year.

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#Ukraine clashes continue despite truce

Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and a ceasefire signed on September 5 to end fighting between the army and pro-Russia separates is "in name only", NATO's top military commander said.

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#ISIL captive's wife pleads for his release

Alan HenningThe wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by ISIL implored his captors to release him, saying she could not see how his death could assist any cause.

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Deal reached on enforcing #Ukraine ceasefire

Participants in Ukrainian peace talks have agreed to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian fighters, as well as withdraw foreign fighters and heavy weapons from the area of conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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France's Sarkozy announces political comeback

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to politics, declaring he would seek the leadership of the opposition UMP party in a move that would position him for a 2017 presidential bid.

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#Scotland voters reject independence

Scotland votersScotland's landmark independence referendum has resulted in most voters choosing to keep the 307-year union with England.

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UK university starts #Ebola vaccine tests

A healthy British volunteer has become the first person to receive a new vaccine for the Ebola virus in a trial at the University of Oxford.

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#Scotland counts tight independence vote

ScotlandCounting of votes is under way in Scotland after millions cast their ballots in an epic independence referendum to choose whether to end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation or stay within the United Kingdom - a decision which could have consequences outside Britain.

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