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EU urges end to Russia ‘aggression’ in Ukraine

Confirmed: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said a decision on further sanctions against Russia over what she described as its “aggression” in Ukraine would be made by EU leaders on Saturday evening. The unfolding crisis dominated a two-day meeting of EU foreign ministers in Milan, which wrapped up here on Saturday. “All ministers expressed deep concern about the recent aggression by regular Russian forces,” Ashton said at the close of the informal talks. We need a sustainable political solution that respects Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. http://dlvr.it/6mGgvx

Death toll hits 12 in Nigeria boat capsize: relief agency

Confirmed: Two more people were confirmed dead on Saturday after an overloaded boat capsized off the coast of southeast Nigeria, taking the death toll to 12. Twenty-two people were rescued and taken to hospital after the boat went down on Friday as it travelled between Bonny Island and Port Harcourt, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said. “From our investigation, the capacity of the boat was 25 but it was carrying 34 people,” said NEMA local coordinator Onimode Bandele, revising downward by one the number of people thought to have been on board. http://dlvr.it/6mGgvt

U.S. judge halts major part of Texas law restricting abortions

Confirmed: District Judge Lee Yeakel said the so-called “ambulatory surgical center requirement” was unjust because it placed an undue burden on women by reducing the number of clinics where they could seek abortions and the regulations had no compelling public health interests. “The court concludes, after examining the act and the context in which it operates, that the ambulatory-surgical center requirement was intended to close existing licensed abortion clinics,” Yeakel wrote in the decision. The requirement was to have gone into effect on Sept. 1. Under it, clinics would have had to meet a set of building standards ranging from widening halls to having facilities for certain surgeries that abortion rights advocates said were unnecessary, especially when an abortion is medically induced. http://dlvr.it/6mGgv4

Lesotho Military Says It Has Disarmed Police - ABC News

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The Standard Digital News

Lesotho Military Says It Has Disarmed Police
ABC News
Lesotho’s military seized and disarmed two police stations in the mountainous kingdom Saturday in an effort to secure the country, the defense force spokesman said. Gunfire rang out early in the morning in Maseru, the capital, because of an exchange of fire …
Lesotho military says “no coup”, respects constitutionReuters
Lesotho Army Occupy Police Units as State Says No CoupBloomberg
Resident: Lesotho military occupies police stationBusinessweek
Mail & Guardian Online -The Independent
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