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Russian Stock Markets, Currency Crumble
Russia’s stock markets and its currency have plummeted to a historic low on Monday, following the international condemnation of Moscow’s deployment of troops in Crimea.

Russia 'demands surrender' of Ukraine's Crimea forces
Ukrainian defence sources have accused Russia's military of demanding the surrender of their forces in Crimea. Russia's Black Sea Fleet chief Aleksander Vitko threatened a full assault if they did not surrender by dawn on Tuesday, the sources said.

Venezuela: Tens of thousands march in anti-government protests
Tens of thousands of students and other opponents of the Venezuelan government filled the streets of the capital Sunday, putting a damper on President Nicolas Maduro’s hopes that a mandated holiday might bring a respite to weeks of protests.

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Ukraine on "the brink of disaster" warns PM
The situation in Ukraine continues to spiral out of control. Yesterday, Rear Admiral Denys Beresovskij switched sides and proclaimed his loyalty to Sergei Aksenov, the self-proclaimed pro-Russian prime minister of Crimea. Just one day before, Beresovskij had been appointed head of the Ukrainian Navy.

New Russian law extends ban on adoptions
New Russian legislation has extended an existing ban on international adoptions of Russian children by same-sex couples to all citizens of countries that recognize same-sex marriage. Russia had banned same-sex couples from adopting in June 2013.

Pakistan's criminal and terrorist gangs have new recruits: Street kids
Invisible, resourceful, and highly vulnerable, Karachi's street children make the perfect couriers for extremists.

Nepal to force Everest climbers to collect rubbish
Climbers scaling Mount Everest will have to bring back eight kilograms (17.6 pounds) of garbage under new rules designed to clean up the world's highest peak, a Nepalese official said Monday.

Rio carnival: facts for the serious samba student
Most of the more than two million revelers at the Rio carnival are simply out to have a good time. But for the city's top samba groups, it's a prime opportunity to put their best foot forward as they chase the honor of being selected Special Group winners.

Food fraud – the EU’s battle against counterfeit comestibles
From the farm to the plate, what is really in our food? Despite some of the strictest food safety standards in the world, last year’s horse meat scandal raised serious questions at EU level about food supply chain controls.

Australia Approved Port Expansion Plan Near Great Barrier Reef Despite Warnings
Australia approved coal port expansion plans that involve dredging and dumping millions of cubic meters of sand near the Great Barrier Reef despite earlier warnings from an independent agency that the work could damage the reef.

 


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