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27-year-old Armenian veteran Varazdat Saneian had to ask his brother to slip an engagement ring on his fiancee's finger because he lost both arms in the recent conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Like many amputees, he faces a daunting struggle to raise the cash for artificial limbs.
Millions of people died of starvation in 1932-33 when Soviet authorities seized food to force Ukrainian peasants to join collective farms. One woman reveals how her great-grandfather secretly photographed the suffering in the city of Kharkiv.
A week-long "reduction in violence" between the Taliban and U.S. and Afghan security forces will begin at midnight local time.
Russian opposition activist Konstantin Sinitsyn has been found dead of head injuries in the entranceway to his St. Petersburg apartment building.
Lyubov Sobol posted a video showing armed, masked men barging into her office ahead of today's rally in Moscow. Sobol was one of the opposition candidates not allowed to stand in the upcoming municipal elections.