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Aleppo has become a 'ghost city'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:14:45 GMT

Everyone is waiting for a way out of Aleppo, says 28-year-old Monther Etaky, a graphic designer who lives there.(image)

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Go inside Syria's parallel universe

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:38:37 GMT

A recent video from Syria's state news agency boasts about Aleppo's thriving nightlife, but it's a far cry from what life is really like in the war-torn city.(image)

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200 airstrikes pummel Aleppo amid ceasefire

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:52:06 GMT

Bloodied toddlers wail on a hospital bed. Rescuers pull a baby from rubble, unsure whether the child will survive.(image)

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'This isn't Pompeii, this is Aleppo'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:46:17 GMT

As Aleppo was hammered by 200 airstrikes this weekend, activists and aid workers posted dozens of pictures and videos online. Each of them heartbreaking, each of them helping to convey horror of the besieged city. On Friday afternoon, a photo of a father and son who had fallen victim to the war emerged. Covered in blood and dust, the pressure of the rubble holding their final postures in place.(image)

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Two bomb attacks in Germany

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:44:23 GMT

Security has been stepped up in the German city of Dresden, following two bomb attacks on a mosque and a conference center Monday evening.(image)

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England manager caught in undercover sting

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:09:18 GMT

England soccer coach Sam Allardyce is fighting for his future after seemingly admitting on video that he knew of ways to skirt FIFA rules on player ownership.(image)

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MH17: Russia says if plane shot down, Ukraine did it

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:20:30 GMT

Just days before the release of a report into the investigation into the fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Russia's defense ministry released radar data which, it alleges, shows that if the plane was shot down, it was done so by Ukrainian forces.(image)

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Jihadist jailed for destroying ancient shrines

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:22:16 GMT

The International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced Islamic militant Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi to nine years of imprisonment for destroying ancient shrines in Mali.(image)

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Calais 'Jungle' to be dismantled

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:25:22 GMT

French President Francois Hollande says the controversial makeshift camp known as "The Jungle" in Calais will be completely dismantled.(image)

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Is this Africa's best party?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:24:25 GMT

Ghana's Asafotufiami Festival celebrates the victories of local warriors. No one knows when it started, but it's the biggest cultural festival on the calendar.(image)

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Saudis petition king to end male guardianship system

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:23:49 GMT

Saudi Arabian women's rights campaigners are calling for an end to the country's male guardianship system by sending telegrams and a petition to King Salman this week.(image)

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Missing Chibok girls' parents react to new Boko Haram video

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:32:01 GMT

Boko Haram's Abubakar Shekau seems to be the proverbial cat with the nine lives, given the number of times the Nigerian army has claimed to have killed or "fatally wounded" him.(image)

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Lawmaker wants hijab banned from passport photos

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:18:53 GMT

A Swiss politician, who's spoken out against burqas and the construction of minarets, now wants hijabs banned from passport photographs.(image)

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Last armed conflict in Latin America is finally ending

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:59:02 GMT

A conflict that lasted over five decades. An estimated 220,000 people killed. Five million displaced.(image)

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N. Korea threatens to wipe out Seoul

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:50:00 GMT

South Korea's defense minister said elite troops are on standby to assassinate Kim Jong Un if the country feels threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.(image)

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What if North Korea's missiles come from underwater?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:25:56 GMT

The US and South Korean navies took to the seas Monday with a message for North Korea: Think twice before you threaten us.(image)

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Photos from the British royal family's visit to Canada

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:11:57 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Canada with their two young children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.(image)

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Can Mexico's supercar compete with the best?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:14:48 GMT

When you think of famous car-producing nations, the odds you thought Mexico would be nil at best.(image)

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Writer who shared cartoon mocking ISIS killed at courthouse

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:40:32 GMT

A prominent Jordanian writer who shared a cartoon that outraged some Muslims was fatally shot in Amman on Sunday, state news agency Petra reported.(image)

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Syrian people do not deserve what is happening

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:08:31 GMT

Ali was clearing debris from a room that used to be part of a hospital. The ceasefire in Aleppo was still tentatively holding, and the 12-year-old boy was taking advantage of a lull in the fighting to carve out a new place to live. Shihan, a government-held area, used to be right on the front line; now, after years of fighting, it lies in ruins. Displaced people were moving into the bombed-out ruins.(image)

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NATO and the EU aren't going anywhere

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:41:18 GMT

Europe has been battered by Brexit, terrorist attacks, Russian aggression, the migrant crisis, and uneven economic performance. The two most important institutions undergirding European stability -- NATO and the European Union -- confront grave threats.(image)

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Secret powerhouse processing millions in fraud

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:17:45 GMT

The frauds rake in millions from the sick and elderly -- leaving them with nothing.(image)

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NASA aims to intercept asteroid

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 02:42:18 GMT

NASA is launching a space probe called OSIRIS-REx on Thursday to chase down a dark, potentially dangerous asteroid called Bennu. The probe will take a sample of the asteroid and -- in a US space first -- bring the sample back to Earth.(image)

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