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Ukraine fears prompt NATO to bolster allies

The patch of the NATO AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control Systems) aircraft is seen attached to the uniform of a controller during a surveillance flight over Romania. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
NATO says it will send more ships, planes and troops to eastern Europe to reassure allies worried by Russia's annexation of Crimea but shied away from new permanent bases in the east as Poland wanted.

Kiwi killed by drone

Kiwi killed by drone

A New Zealander was killed by a US drone attack in Yemen in November, it has been revealed.

Bomb scare at Boston Marathon finish line

Bomb scare at Boston Marathon finish line

Police in Boston say an arrest has been made after two suspicious packages were found near the finish line of the Boston Marathon this morning.

Prosecutor wraps up Pistorius grilling

Prosecutor wraps up Pistorius grilling

The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track athlete with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.

Berlusconi ordered to work in old people's home

Berlusconi ordered to work in old people's home

A court has ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service with the elderly, in a ruling that restricts his movements but not his political activity.

Man charged with sexually torturing five women

A Missouri man has been charged with raping and torturing five women in a St Louis-area apartment over several years, law enforcement officials said.

Ukraine launches 'gradual' operation against militia

Ukraine launches 'gradual' operation against militia

Ukrainian forces have aunched a "special operation" against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking east, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited.

Flight 370: Search drone goes too deep

Flight 370: Search drone goes too deep

A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean had its first mission cut short after exceeding its 4.5 km (2.8 mile) depth limit, Australian search authorities say.

NSA stories take Pulitzer prize

NSA stories take Pulitzer prize

The Guardian US and Washington Post have been awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying.

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