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31 July 2014 Last updated at 04:40 ET

Crowdfunding in Ukraine's DIY warUkrainian soldiers near Sloviansk, 18 Jul 14

As the Ukrainian government's offensive continues against separatists in the east, its cash-strapped army is receving much-needed help from members of the public.

The emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-SabahKuwait: Fear over freedoms as nationalities revoked

The Kuwaiti government's decision to revoke the nationalities of the owner of a pro-opposition TV channel and newspaper, and a former MP along with three members of his family, has sparked fears for the political future of the Gulf state.

Ukrainian outgoing Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk Political turmoil again in Ukraine

Ukraine's interim government falls apart as troops fight pro-Russian separatists in the east and the economy risks collapse.

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Ibrahim Mahlab Egypt's new premier

Ibrahim Mahlab, a former construction company chief with a reputation as a "doer", is Egypt's new prime minister.

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  • Rain is hampering efforts to search for scores of people presumed trapped under the mud and debrisIndian media

    Experts say deforestation may have triggered the deadly landslide in Pune in western India.

  • Better infrastructure in China's big cities attracts thousands of migrants every yearChina media

    Papers welcome the news of reforms in China's household registration system.

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