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Video More Bodies To Return To Netherlands

WATCH: At a ceremony at Kharkiv's airport, Ukrainian soldiers load coffins with the remains of those who died in the MH17 crash before it took off for the Netherlands. (Reuters)

More bodies of victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine are expected to be flown to Netherlands on July 24, after the return of the first 40 bodies in a solemn ceremony.


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EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger

EU Envoys To Discuss Tougher Russia Sanctions

European Union ambassadors on July 24 are due to discuss widening sanctions on Russia after the downing of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine, allegedly by Moscow-backed rebels. More

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July 23, 2014
Protests in Kabul against civilian casualties of war, a new Islamic center opens at the oldest mosque in Tatarstan, kindergarten for children in Kyrgyzstan's remote mountains -- plus stories from Kazakhstan and Pakistan.
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Video July 23

Protests in Kabul against civilian casualties of war, a new Islamic center opens at the oldest mosque in Tatarstan, kindergarten for children in Kyrgyzstan's remote mountains -- plus stories from Kazakhstan and Pakistan.
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Video July 22

A suicide bomber kills four near Kabul's airport, religious minorities in Pakistan protest against Israel's Gaza offensive, fire destroys a bazaar in southern Tajikistan -- plus stories from Tajikistan and Serbia.
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Video July 21

Iraqi air strikes target Sunni militants in Fallujah, Afghan students protest civilian casualties, Pakistan's displaced tribal leaders ban women from queueing for aid, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.
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Video July 18

Mourning in Moscow for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines crash, an election audit in Afghanistan, protests in Kyrgyzstan against Israel's Gaza offensive, plus stories from Pakistan and Kazakhstan.
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Video July 17

Iraqi Sunni tribal fighters seize more territory in Anbar Province, Pakistanis displaced by fighting in North Waziristan struggle for assistance, and makeshift memorials near Moscow's subway tragedy -- plus stories from Serbia and Georgia.

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Photogallery German Chancellor Angela Merkel Turns 60

German Chancellor Angela Merkel turned 60 on July 17. She was born Angela Dorothea Kasner in Hamburg but grew up in a small town near East Berlin, where her father served as a Lutheran pastor.

Photogallery Kickboxing And Porsches In 'The Other Pakistan'

Some of Pakistan's more affluent residents enjoy a lifestyle that is far removed from the conflict and instability often associated with the country by observers abroad.

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British Ambassador Jan Thompson during a visit to RFE/RL's Prague headquarters, July 8, 2014.
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British Ambassador To The Czech Republic Visits RFE/RL

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RFE/RL Journalist Digs Deep Into ‘The Pashtun Question’

Four years of intense research produces a seminal work on the... More

Afghanistan - Election officials count ballot papers the end of polling in Kabul June 14, 2014.
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At The Polls And On The Air In Afghanistan

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