Confirmed: 67 police officers held, 2 police stations seized in Kiev by protesters





Video footage has emerged of protesters leading police officers through their camps in Kiev after they were captured during clashes in Ukraine. A truce reached between President Viktor Yanukovych, and Opposition leaders broke down as around 33 persons were killed in renewed clashes. Meanwhile, radicals seized two district police stations in the Ukranian capital and blocked an army unit according to a police release.



  
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Ukraine's prime minister announces resignation

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Exporters to pay reduced levy for conch - Kellier

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JA dollar closes at J$112.83 to US$1

The Jamaican dollar weakened further during trading against the US dollar in the foreign exchange market today. The American dollar gained $0.12 to close at an average selling rate of J$112.83 to US$1. In other trading the Canadian dollar umped by a whopping $1.13 to finish at J$106.15 to CAN$1, and the British pound weakened by $0.72 to end at an average of J$191.48 to £1.
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Algerian airline crash in Mali

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Amnesty Int’l says Jamaica must act on reports of violations

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Alia Atkinson lowers own record to clinch place in final

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Tyler Mason gets silver in National Junior Record time

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Pregnant cop dies in Falmouth

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Alia Atkinson through to semis in Meet Record

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Police identify bus driver killed in St. Ann crash

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India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth

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PM calls for stronger goverance of the oceans and environments

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US lifts ban on flights to and from Israel

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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”

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Controversy in London

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9.63s - Asafa's Pain

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Will Usain's 'Mobot' Pose After Winning the 4x100m Relay At The London 2012 Olympics Cost Him?

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J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?

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