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MH17: former Soviet-era intelligence officer takes control of Donetsk's rebels

He has the reputation of a sour Soviet commissar. Vladimir Antyufeev - a former Soviet intelligence officer, wanted for subversion and deadly repression in two of Russia’s neighbours - has suddenly taken charge of the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
He has the reputation of a sour Soviet commissar. Vladimir Antyufeev - a former Soviet intelligence officer, wanted for subversion and deadly repression in two of Russia’s neighbours - has suddenly taken charge of the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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AUSTRALIAN Lamb Group's decision to indefinitely suspend trade to Russia has been met with industry caution. AUSTRALIAN Lamb Group's decision to indefinitely suspend trade to Russia has been met with industry caution.
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A blanket of pale smoke hung over Shakhtersk and jagged pillars of a darker, more ominous smoke rose from the downtown area, as the Ukranian army attempted to tighten its noose on key rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine.
30 Jul 14 A blanket of pale smoke hung over Shakhtersk and jagged pillars of a darker, more ominous smoke rose from the downtown area, as the Ukranian army attempted to tighten its noose on key...
Nissana Sukar picked her way carefully over the mountain of twisted metal, smashed concrete and rubble that once was the apartment block next to her home.
30 Jul 14 Nissana Sukar picked her way carefully over the mountain of twisted metal, smashed concrete and rubble that once was the apartment block next to her home.
30 Jul 14 Gruesome footage of heads impaled on a spiked fence with bloodied bodies sprawled beneath has been released by terrorist group ISIL. 
30 Jul 14 “To forge iron, you must have a strong hammer,” Chinese president Xi Jinping said in his first public address. The fall of former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang is meant to show...
30 Jul 14 Osama bin Laden may be gone but al-Qaeda is now a franchised organisation that is more dangerous than ever. Anthony Ham reports.
30 Jul 14 In what looms as the biggest scalp yet in President Xi Jinping’s audacious campaign against corruption in China’s elite, the ruling Communist Party has announced an investigation into...
30 Jul 14 Citizens of Gaza endured a relentless night of bombardment as Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunships launched 150 strikes across the coastal strip, razing homes and hitting targets...
29 Jul 14 The families of 38 Australians and permanent residents have been dragged into the geopolitical brinksmanship of Russia and the West. Vladimir Putin’s unwillingness to accept blame for...
29 Jul 14 As China’s economy first opened up to market-based reform, Deng Xiaoping famously suggested that some naturally, particularly through hard work, “should be allowed to get rich before...
Ukranian and rebel forces are locked in a struggle for control of the MH17 crash site, driving Australian and Dutch investigators to opt for high-risk strategies that so far have failed to win them access to the debris field where the Malaysian aircraft went down.
29 Jul 14 Ukranian and rebel forces are locked in a struggle for control of the MH17 crash site, driving Australian and Dutch investigators to opt for high-risk strategies that so far have failed...
29 Jul 14 A thin river of blood mixed with water ran down Shamali Street in Gaza’s al-Shati Camp as ambulance sirens wailed above the cries of shocked families who had minutes earlier raced from...
28 Jul 14 Violence around the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 forced Australian and Dutch investigators to remain in their hotel on Sunday, despite Malaysia announcing it had reached a...
Two temporary ceasefires collapsed in Gaza as militants continued to fire rockets into Israel and the Israeli military resumed its air, naval and ground strikes.
28 Jul 14 Two temporary ceasefires collapsed in Gaza as militants continued to fire rockets into Israel and the Israeli military resumed its air, naval and ground strikes.
Forces loyal to Kiev stepped up a ferocious new round of attacks on rebels – forcing Canberra’s first substantive MH17 investigative team to abort what would have been its first day at the sprawling crash site.
28 Jul 14 Forces loyal to Kiev stepped up a ferocious new round of attacks on rebels – forcing Canberra’s first substantive MH17 investigative team to abort what would have been its first day at...
28 Jul 14 The lawyer who helped negotiate $2.7 billion from the Libyan government to compensate families of victims of the Lockerbie air disaster two decades ago says the Malaysian government and...
The first of the 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster has been identified by forensic experts, Dutch officials said on Saturday.
27 Jul 14 The first of the 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster has been identified by forensic experts, Dutch officials said on Saturday.
Amid scenes of utter devastation rescue workers in Gaza dug through collapsed concrete to recover bodies buried in homes reduced to rubble by Israeli air strikes, while the toll of Palestinians killed topped 1035, most of them civilians.
27 Jul 14 Amid scenes of utter devastation rescue workers in Gaza dug through collapsed concrete to recover bodies buried in homes reduced to rubble by Israeli air strikes, while the toll of...
27 Jul 14 Malaysia believes far fewer investigators need to be deployed to the MH17 crash site than the 190 Australian Federal Police Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s plans to send.
Amy and Ian Hicks saw their unique wedding photo and the story about it everywhere in recent weeks — in People magazine, the New York Post, the Daily Mail and of course on Reddit, where the tale went viral. But they didn’t recognise what they were reading.
27 Jul 14 Amy and Ian Hicks saw their unique wedding photo and the story about it everywhere in recent weeks — in People magazine, the New York Post, the Daily Mail and of course on Reddit, where...
27 Jul 14 China will conduct a series of live-fire military training drills in the East China Sea from Tuesday, coinciding with the announcement of massive flight cancellations due to separate...
Each responded in his own way when the cockpit section of flight MH17 walloped into a field of shoulder-high sunflowers on the edge of this village, but in the aftermath the rebel sniper is more certain than the local priest.
27 Jul 14 Each responded in his own way when the cockpit section of flight MH17 walloped into a field of shoulder-high sunflowers on the edge of this village, but in the aftermath the rebel sniper...
NSW Labor's state conference has passed a motion calling for a Labor government to recognise a Palestinian state and deploring the tragic conflict in Gaza and the death of civilians.
27 Jul 14 NSW Labor's state conference has passed a motion calling for a Labor government to recognise a Palestinian state and deploring the tragic conflict in Gaza and the death of civilians.
Kiev: “I think there is a giant meat grinder ahead of us,” says the bar owner, gloomily.
27 Jul 14 Kiev: “I think there is a giant meat grinder ahead of us,” says the bar owner, gloomily.
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AN ONLINE food network is hoping to shift the balance of power away from Australia's supermarket duopoly but needs $100,000 from a crowd-funded project to launch the scheme nation-wide.4:00 AM AN ONLINE food network is hoping to shift the balance of power away from Australia's supermarket duopoly but needs...
SEVERAL Australian dairy companies have changed hands over the past year, with the swing towards mergers and acquisitions appearing to be a wide-reaching and global trend.28 Jul 14 SEVERAL Australian dairy companies have changed hands over the past year, with the swing towards mergers and...