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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the all-Russian youth forum Seliger, held in Tver region August 29, 2014. Putin said Kiev must sit down for negotiations with representatives of separatist eastern Ukrainian regions in order to achieve peace. (Reuters/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin)

Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine 'statehood'

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on the "statehood" of southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence for territory they have seized.

(Danilo Rizzuti/Fotolia)

Childhood friends marry 60 years later

Edwin Arsenault, 85, and Julie-Rachel Bordeleau, 84, two childhood friends who had lost touch for over 60 years, were married on Saturday in a ceremony in Quebec City.

(QMI Agency/CARMINE MARINELLI)

Four family members found shot to death

Four members of a suburban Chicago family were found shot dead in their home, with one death ruled a suicide and the rest homicides, police and coroner officials said on Sunday.

Pro-democracy protesters hold up their mobile phones during a campaign to kick off the Occupy Central civil disobedience event in front of the financial Central district in Hong Kong on August 31, 2014. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip)

China rules out full democracy for Hong Kong

Pro-democracy activists vowed on Sunday to bring Hong Kong's financial hub to a standstill after China's parliament rejected their demands for the right to freely choose the former British colony's next leader in 2017.

Firefighters search the rubble of a collapsed building in Rosny-Sous-Bois, near Paris on August 31, 2014. (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)

Explosion causes deadly building collapse

A four-storey building in a Paris suburb collapsed after an explosion on Sunday morning, killing a child and an elderly woman, and emergency teams were searching the rubble for others still missing.