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Conflict

NATO military chief Breedlove warns of Russian incursion

ImageUS General Philip Breedlove, NATO's top military chief has warned that Russia still has enough troops on Ukraine's border to carry out an incursion across the region. Moscow has also deployed 14 military jets to Crimea.

Corruption

Turkey bans reporting on parliamentary graft body

ImageA Turkish court has banned reporting on a parliamentary probe into corruption allegations against four ex-ministers in Recep Tayyip Erdogan's previous cabinet. Turkey's opposition says the move protects "thieves."

United Nations

UN aid chief Valerie Amos to step down

ImageUnited Nations aid chief Valerie Amos is to stand down from the role after four years. Amos has overseen aid operations in major flashpoints in the Middle East and Africa.

Refugees

Greece island of Crete awaits 700 boat migrants to EU

One of the largest refugee boats in recent months is headed for the island of Crete. The freighter Baris, carrying 700 people thought to be from Syria and Afghanistan, is being towed by a Greek frigate.

Politics

Spain Health Minister Ana Mato resigns over scandal

Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato has resigned after her former husband was linked to a corruption scandal that involved the ruling People's Party. A judge had earlier accused her of benefiting from a bribery scandal.

Pakistan

Pakistani polio workers demand safeguards

Polio workers in Pakistan have demanded greater security before returning to work after gunmen murdered four vaccination team members. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio remains endemic.

Central African Republic

Cameroon army reports 'liberation' of 16 CAR hostages

Cameroon has claimed that its military has freed 16 people from rebels from the Central African Republic. The army was said to have carried out a "special operation" to free the hostages, who included a Polish priest.

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