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World

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    A town in east Ukraine came under shellfire by pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday, amid fears that they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region.
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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year sent a note to a temple ceremony honoring hundreds of World War II-era war criminals praising their contributions to the country, a top government spokesman said Wednesday.
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World's biggest flag is a bit unruly

Vadim Ghirda | Associated Press
Romanians struggle to control a huge national flag during a gust of wind on the Clinceni Airfield, south of Bucharest, Romania, on Monday. Romania entered the Guinness Book of records after it unveiled the largest flag ever made. It took about 200 people several hours Monday to unfurl the five-ton flag of Romania, which organizers said measured 349.4 meters by 226.9 meters, about three times the size of a football pitch.

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