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Air raids pound rebel-held Aleppo as Syria army begins assault

Air raids pound rebel-held Aleppo as Syria army begins assault

Syrian and Russian aircraft pounded rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Friday, a monitor said, after the army announced a new offensive aimed at retaking all of the divided second city.

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Over 100 killed in two-day violence: DR Congo opposition World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate Al Shabaab attacks Somali town near Kenyan border, kill seven troops Central Africa militia kills at least 20, several wounded New fighting erupts for Libya oil ports South Sudan officials get rich from brutal war: report

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Air raids pound rebel-held Aleppo as Syria army begins assault UN says 'ready' to resume Syria aid convoys 17 dead as Yemen loyalists battle rebels for heights World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate Migrant boat capsizes off Egypt, killing at least 42 Bombs rain down as Syria declares truce over

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New mayor kills off Rome's bid for 2024 Olympics World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate Juncker calls for EU defence HQ Deadlocked Croatia holds uncertain snap election Greece rejects return of EU rule on reverse migration flow Frenchwoman who received first face transplant dies

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World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate North Korea flooding kills 133, displaces 107,000: U.N. US, Japan scramble for 'strongest' sanctions against NKorea North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test Obama warns China over South China Sea ruling Obama meets Duterte after 'whore' slur

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Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts hacked in 2014 World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate New York City shaken by 'intentional' explosion, 29 injured

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Brazil's Rousseff stripped of presidency, Temer sworn in Colombia FARC rebels announce definitive ceasefire 8 troops killed in suspected rebel attack in north Paraguay

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World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate 17 soldiers killed in attack at Indian army base in Kashmir 21 dead in explosion and fire at Bangladesh factory

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Terrorist attacks in Brussels

More than 30 people were killed in twin attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, triggering security ...

Total Eclipse of the Sun

People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday, briefly ...

Police, protesters clash in Turkey over newspaper seizure

A leading Turkish newspaper opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and seized by authorities warned of the "darkest days" in the history of the pre ...

Kosovo MPs stage new tear gas protest in parliament

Opposition MPs in Kosovo disrupted the first parliamentary session of the year on Friday with what has become their commonplace method of protest -- r ...

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Italy and Egypt: from Regeni to Libya, the difficult path towards normalization

The last, recent joint note of Italian and Egyptian attorneys on Giulio Regeni's murder shows that a good degree of cooperation in the investigation h ...

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