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Palestine: Dozens Palestinians abducted by Israeli forces in West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes cave housing family near Bethlehem

Palestine: Several Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank, Israeli settlers attack cars

Palestine: Israel bombs Gaza, withdraws negotiators from Cairo

Pakistan: 18 suspected militants killed in fresh NWA, Khyber airstrikes

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint

Iraq: Obama says Mosul Dam retaken from extremists with US help

Palestine: Palestinian female detainee denied family visits since her arrest in 2012

Palestine: Nine Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers from West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army detonates two homes in Hebron, seals one with concrete blocs

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank

Syria: Airstrikes kill 31 terrorists in Raqqa city

Palestine: Body recovered in Shujaiyya a month after ‘massacre’ by Israel

Palestine: Hamas says Israel stalling on agreement as Gaza death toll hits 2016

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri

Palestine: Palestinian arrested filming Israeli settlers throwing stones in W Bank

Israel: 5 of 64 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza invasion were killed by ‘Friendly Fire’

Ukraine: Coal mine blast kills 7 in Donetsk region

18th Feb 2014

KIEV, (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed and nine others injured when a blast ripped through a coal mine in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region on Monday night, authorities reported Tuesday.

The explosion took place 815 meters below the surface at the Severnaya mine in Makeevka town when a large amount of methane gas was ignited, said the State Service for Emergencies.

Seven people were found dead at the scene, while nine injured workers were taken to local hospitals with burns, the authorities added.

Operations at the mine have been suspended, and an investigation is under way.

Editor: Yang Yi

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-02/18/c_133124452.htm

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