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Some 430,000 people have been driven from their homes in Ukraine since the crisis in the country began, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Friday.
"Fighting in the east, and the resulting breakdown of basic services, continues to drive more people from their homes," spokesman for the relief agency Adrian Edwards said at a press conference in UN headquarters in Geneva.
"The number of internally displaced has increased by 170,000 since the start of September," Edwards warned.
Edwards said the agency will help the most vulnerable displaced people cope with expected harsh winter conditions.
"The need for humanitarian aid is rising, particularly around the cities of Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kyiv, and in the Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzia regions," he said.
"As of the end of September, more than 6,600 Ukrainians had requested asylum in European Union countries, compared with 903 applications during the whole of 2013," the agency said in a statement.
Poland has received 1,632 Ukrainian asylum seekers, followed by Sweden with 841 and Belarus with 581, the agency said.
The European Commission's powerful competition regulator on Tuesday hit Google with the biggest fine ever against a company for abuse of a dominant market position.
Vatican experts said Zerbo, 74, was recovering from an illness but had managed to make the trip to the Vatican to be appointed cardinal along with four others by Pope Francis on Wednesday.
Monday's hearing saw sentence handed down to Folly Satchivi as well as to another student involved in this month's demonstrations, Marius Amagbegnon.
"On Monday, we rescued about 5,000 people from four large boats, one smaller one and 18 rubber dinghies," a spokesman said.
Speaking to reporters on a military plane late Monday as he headed for meetings in Europe, Mattis said the US-led coalition was determined to keep a strict focus on fighting the ISIL group.
"Part of my political life is coming to an end. I am leaving the Socialist Party, or the Socialist Party is leaving me," the 54-year-old told RTL radio.
His comments came as rival Cypriot leaders were headed to Switzerland for a make-or-break summit aiming to seal a long-elusive peace deal for their divided island.
If the feuding main parties cannot agree to form a semi-autonomous government in Belfast by 4:00pm (1500 GMT) Thursday, then the province will be fully governed from London.
With 96 percent of polling stations tallied, the Socialists had grabbed 49 percent of the vote cast in Sunday's election. Their main rivals in the centre-right Democratic Party took less than 30 percent.
"The deceased was a serviceman in the armed forces," ministry spokesman Artem Shevchenko said at a briefing.
"As from tomorrow (Tuesday), 206 of my clients are claiming compensation of 22,000 euros each," their lawyer told Dutch late night talk show Jinek on Monday.
The bribery charge filed by Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot swept Temer into the forefront of a giant graft scandal that has engulfed Latin America's biggest country over the last three years.
Here are five key elements of the peace accord that the sides say will end Latin America's oldest civil conflict.
No causalities reported from Israeli shelling on Hamas target in Gaza Strip
Nationals of 6 Muslim-majority nations without 'bona fide relationship' with U.S. person or group banned until ruling