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Ukrainian president urges opposition to step away from radicals

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 08:35 PM PST

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich urged leaders of the opposition on Wednesday to dissociate themselves from radicals and warned them that otherwise he will "talk differently" with them.

Yanukovich also said in a statement some members of the anti-government opposition had crossed a line when they called on their supporters to bring weapons to the demonstration in the central square of Ukraine's capital, Kiev.

The president called those people "criminals" and said they would face justice in court.

More than 20 people have been killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and police that erupted on Tuesday in Kiev, including seven policemen killed by gun fire.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Marcin Goettig; Editing by Robert Birsel)

Australia publishes asylum seeker identities, raising safety concerns

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 08:25 PM PST

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has inadvertently made public the identities of almost 10,000 asylum seekers, the department of immigration said on Wednesday, raising concerns it could help locate people fleeing persecution and thus place them in greater danger.

A file published on a government website by mistake held the names, nationalities and locations of nearly a third of all people held in Australia's immigration detention network. It is unclear how long the information was available to the public.

The lapse was first reported by The Guardian Australia website, which informed the government of the breach, leading it to block access to the information.

"This information was never intended to be in the public domain," an immigration department spokeswoman said.

"The file has been removed and the department is investigating how this occurred to ensure that it does not happen again."

The incident comes as Prime Minister Tony Abbott's tough stance on asylum seekers has been receiving fresh scrutiny after a series of events, including violent riots, involving its policy of transferring asylum seekers to third countries.

Australia uses detention centres in Papua New Guinea and on the tiny Pacific island of Nauru to process would-be refugees sent there after trying to get to Australia, often in unsafe boats after paying people smugglers in Indonesia.

An asylum seeker was killed and at least 77 injured on Monday in the second riot this week at the Papua New Guinea facility on Manus island, leading to calls from critics for its closure.

Britain's G4S, the world's biggest security group, is responsible for providing security at the Manus Island detention centre.

Australia's arrangement with tiny Nauru has also come under fire in recent weeks following a series of moves by the government there that critics call authoritarian and anti-democratic.

Sarah Hanson-Young of the small but influential Greens Party called the data breach, one of the largest in recent memory in Australia, an example of the government's "failure to care for vulnerable people who are fleeing for their lives".

"Thousands of refugees have had their private details published online and the government must now take that into account when considering their claims for protection," she said in a statement.

(Editing by Paul Tait)

El Salvador president fine after hip operation-wife

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 08:00 PM PST

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes is recovering following an emergency hip operation on Tuesday after he hurt himself in a fall, his wife said.

Funes, 54, fell in the presidential residence as he got dressed for an official event, first lady Vanda Pignato said.

"He is very well, and tomorrow he can walk," she said.

The president's doctor said he would stay in hospital for three or four days. Funes was set to soon have another operation to treat a herniated disc in his spine that has made it difficult and painful to walk.

Funes, a former journalist, is at the end of his five-year term. He is the first president from the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), the left-wing party formed by the guerrilla group that had battled U.S.-backed right-wing governments during the country's 1980-1992 civil war.

An ex-Marxist guerrilla from the FMLN is set to win El Salvador's presidency in a March vote by 10 percent over a right-wing challenger who promised a crackdown on crime, according to a recent poll.

(Reporting by Nelson Renteria; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)


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