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  • Gunfire heard coming from near Burkina Faso presidential palace in Ouagadougou (Reuters)
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  • Ukraine: seven soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours despite ceasefire with separatists, according to a military spokesman (Reuters)
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Hundreds of Greek pensioners have staged a protest against the government’s austerity measures. The elderly have faced two pension reductions since 2010 and demonstrators also say they are suffering problems obtaining medicines as the national social insurance fund is lacking funds.

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