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Tiger drags Indian woman into forest

Posted: August 10, 2014 at 3:52 a.m.

A tiger snatched a woman and disappeared into the surrounding mangrove forest in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, an official said Saturday.

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Ukraine rebels seek cease-fire, aid

Ukrainian government forces roll Saturday through eastern Ukraine near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, which they now have surrounded. Rebel leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko said his fighters are ready for a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” but his motives were not clear, officials said.

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Pluck under pressure

Nadiya Savchenko (center) is shown in 2004 after completing a grueling training program with the Ukrainian army. She was the only woman in a 2005 Ukrainian peacekeeping force in Iraq. Now held prisoner by the Russians, “she’s our Joan of Arc,” said Valeriy Ryabykh, a military expert with the Defense Express magazine.

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