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      Photos August 10: Top images from around the world
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      Photos August 10: Top images from around the world

      The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. Take a look through, and let us know which you think are the best examples of the diversity of our planet. A supermoon rises above a Jesus Christ statue in front of the Holy Cross church in Warsaw, Poland....

      Fighting rages in rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine despite rebel request for a cease-fire
      Aug10

      Fighting rages in rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine despite rebel request for a cease-fire

      By Yuras Karmanau DONETSK, Ukraine — Fighting raged Sunday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk despite a request from the pro-Russian rebels there for a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe.” One person was killed and 10 injured in shelling that started early Sunday morning and continued into the day, city...

      Photos August 7: Top images from around the world
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      Photos August 7: Top images from around the world

      The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. Buddhist monks and volunteers clean the 15-metre-tall great Buddha statue during the annual Ominugui ceremony at Todaiji Temple in Japan’s ancient capital Nara, western Japan on August 7, 2014....

      Russia bans food imports from Canada, other countries, in response to latest sanctions
      Aug07

      Russia bans food imports from Canada, other countries, in response to latest sanctions

      OTTAWA — Russia is responding to fresh sanctions from Canada, the U.S. and other countries with a ban on food imports for a year. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the ban covers meat, fish, milk and milk products and fruit and vegetables from Canada, the U.S., the European Union, Australia and Norway. The move announced Thursday...

      Photos August 4: Top images from around the world
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      Photos August 4: Top images from around the world

      People walk past sculptures made with straw on August 4, 2014 during a contest in the village of Krasnoye, some 38 kilometers outside the southern Russian city of Stavropol. AFP PHOTO / DANIL SEMYONOVDANIL SEMYONOV/AFP/Getty Images A Painted Lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) sits on a sunflower on August 4, 2014 in Godewaersvelde. AFP...

      Remains found at Ukraine crash site sent to Kharkiv before travelling to Netherlands
      Aug03

      Remains found at Ukraine crash site sent to Kharkiv before travelling to Netherlands

      THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DONETSK, Ukraine — Body parts found by international investigators in the fields of eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down have been delivered in refrigerated trucks to the city of Kharkiv. The trucks carried remains and personal belongings found during the first two days of a search aimed at...

      Photos August 1: Top images from around the world
      Aug02

      Photos August 1: Top images from around the world

      The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. A general view shows the damaged road after the gas explosions in southern kaohsiung on August 1, 2014. A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern...

      Photos July 31: Top images from around the world
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      Photos July 31: Top images from around the world

      The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Elvish writing is seen on ‘Anduril’, a prop sword belonging to Aragorn, hero of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy on July 31, 2014 in London,...

      Police visit to MH17 disaster site cancelled over reports of fighting
      Jul27

      Police visit to MH17 disaster site cancelled over reports of fighting

      By Dmitry Lovetsky DONETSK, Ukraine — A team of international police officers that had been due to visit the site of the Malaysian plane disaster in eastern Ukraine cancelled the trip Sunday after receiving reports of fighting in the area. Alexander Hug, the deputy head of a monitoring team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation...

      Ukraine prepares offensive in hopes of retaking rebel stronghold of Donetsk
      Jul27

      Ukraine prepares offensive in hopes of retaking rebel stronghold of Donetsk

      By Ayse Wieting And David McHugh DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. The move comes as Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently by retaking control of...