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The Rundown -- April 24


# Kadyrov gives his security services permission to fire on Russian special forces if they come uninvited
# Pro-Putin activists launch Russian answer to Charlie Hebdo
# Russian defense ministry claims U.S. troops are in eastern Ukraine
# NGOs warn of increasing domestic violence in Ukraine
# Internal refugees struggle to get by in Ukraine
# Video: The Texan fighting alongside east Ukraine separatists
Eastern Europe
# Moldovan soldiers battle bride in military stunt
Middle East
# Iraqi woman most wanted by IS gives tearful account of extremist group’s atrocities
# With death of Adam Gadahn, "Al-Qaeda's American dream ends"
# Peshmerga: Pros and cons
# U.S. official says Iranian cargo ships have turned away from Yemen; reportedly consists of warships
# U.S. and Italian hostages accidentally killed in U.S. drone strikes
# Pakistani politicians decry "unfair" China corridor route
# Pakistan plans 12,000-strong security force to safeguard Chinese workers
# Holbrooke's diary reveals divide with Obama over Afghanistan policy
# Britain sidesteps saying genocide on mass killings of Armenians
# Turkey says Austria's recognition of genocide will have "permanent negative effects"
# Profile: Two generations after his grandfather fled mass slaughter, California-born Raffi Hovannisian returned to Armenia—and ran for president
# Turkey allegedly stopped Bosnian Serb leader from flying to Armenia; Turkey denies
Central Asia
# Devout Muslims claim crackdown in Tajikistan amid Syria fears
Of Interest