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France calls Russia, Iran to cease 'dead-end strategy' in Syria

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said in an interview broadcast on Monday that the cease-fire brokered by the US and Russian Federation "is not dead yet". " I've never seen so many people dying in one place ", said Mohammad Zein Khandaqani , a member of the medical council. On Sunday, the UN Security Council convened for an extraordinary meeting to discuss the situation in Aleppo, where the Syrian government forces are carrying out an offensive against Jabhat Fatah al Sham, ... Read More

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Shark mauls teenage surfer in Australia

Shark mauls teenage surfer in Australia

It was very close to his artery", Wright added. He was taken to Lismore Base Hospital, where he is in stable condition. "There has been (a) sighting of a great white, a four-metre shark, further off the shore but no-one actually saw which shark it was that's bitten him", she said. Read More

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Gabon's top court upholds Ali Bongo's election win

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. Incumbent President Ali Bongo, the son of late ruler Omar Bongo, was declared the victor of the August 27 election by a margin of fewer than 6,000 votes. "Among Gabonese, we know how to talk to each other". Following the court's decision, the government also said it would hold Ping responsible if clashes erupted following the ruling, according to the BBC . Read More

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Egypt shipwreck: Four arrested, 'death toll 'to rise'

Distraught at the sight of bodies being carried of the boat , relatives shouted at military and coastguard officials, complaining they had done too little to save lives when the vessel had capsized so close to the Egyptian coast . This year, over 300,000 have arrived in Europe by sea, landing mostly in Greece and Italy, according to United Nations estimates. The number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Egypt to Europe has risen significantly in the past year, ... Read More

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Croatia votes amid political and economic uncertainty

Croatia votes amid political and economic uncertainty

An initial exit poll in Croatia's early parliamentary election Sunday indicated there will be no clear victor, paving the way for more political uncertainty in the European Union's newest member state. Croatians may have lost enthusiasm for voting a second time in less than a year - turnout was 52 percent, almost 10 points down from the November polls. Read More

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Syria: Ceasefire Is Over

Mohammed Khandakani, a resident, says one of the bombs fell near his house in the center of the city. Earlier in the day, Kerry told reporters on the sidelines of the U.N. Mrs May said the United Kingdom would now contribute "fully" to an investigation. Syrian state TV is reporting that government warplanes are attacking positions of the Islamic State group in eastern Deir el-Zour province. Read More

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Palestinian stabs officers in Jerusalem and is shot

Palestinian stabs officers in Jerusalem and is shot

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian assailant and wounded another in the West Bank on Monday, police said, and two police officers were stabbed in East Jerusalem in a resurgence of violence now in its fourth day. Over the same period, at least 35 Israelis have been killed in the violence. To the south, Israeli troops near the entrance of Kiryat Arba, an Israeli settlement on the outskirts of Hebron in the West Bank , shot at a vehicle that had tried to run down Israelis, the ... Read More

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How Sen. De Lima Was Booted Out of the Committee of Justice

How Sen. De Lima Was Booted Out of the Committee of Justice

Some of the 16 senators who voted to oust De Lima as committee chair went on record to say that the President had no input at all in the Senate vote; De Lima herself has said she has no doubt the President was involved. De Lima and Francis Escudero were not present in the plenary during the voting. "It is hereby resolved, in view of the foregoing reasons and circumstances, the Senate respectfully urges the Executive Department, through the Department of Foreign Affairs, to extend an ... Read More

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Man who threw ink at Deputy CM Manish Sisodia arrested

Man who threw ink at Deputy CM Manish Sisodia arrested

As per reports, when Sisodia was about to get into his vehicle after talking to the media persons, Brajesh threw ink at the deputy chief minister, which splashed across his arms and on a portion of his forehead. 42-year-old Brijesh Shukla was arrested on Monday for allegedly throwing ink at Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia . AAP leader Dilip Pandey blamed Jung for the incident. Read More

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Met Office announces new storm names for upcoming winter

Met Office announces new storm names for upcoming winter

A Polish name - Kamil - has also made the cutoff this year. "If a storm gets named but ends up not having much impact then people might accuse forecasters of crying wolf and not paying attention to future storms". This year's list comes from suggestions submitted via social media, although they don't quite have the same 1970s flavour. "A YouGov survey based on the first seven storms showed that 55% of those surveyed took steps to prepare for stormy weather after hearing that a storm had ... Read More

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Russian Federation truce plan in balance as Syrian army ends ceasefire

Egeland added, "It is outrageous that it was hit while offloading at warehouses". The ceasefire did not exclude attacks on IS or other jihadist groups. Aid deliveries to the besieged eastern districts of Aleppo have not reached their destination. "It would be good if they didn't talk first to the press but if they talked to the people who are actually negotiating this", Kerry said. Read More

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Amal Clooney discusses effort to legally fight Islamic State

Speaking directly to Murad, Clooney said she was sorry "that we have failed you", and voiced her hope that Murad's appointment would be a turning point for all victims of sexual violence in human trafficking. I mean, this is my work". "And she's caring. And she also happens to be one of the smartest people I've ever met". "A few days later he forced me to get dressed and put makeup on", she said, recalling that after raping her, he forced her to serve as part of his military faction and ... Read More

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Modi chairs high level meeting on Uri attack

Russian Federation confirmed its continued support for the Indian government's counter terrorism efforts. India will present all actionable evidence, if required, at worldwide bodies proving Pakistan's involvement in Uri attack. "Nothing can justify terrorism, which must be combatted everywhere with the same determination", the spokesperson said. The assertion by Modi triggered considerable speculation about the options that India could exercise in the current situation. Read More

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Kwaito star Mandoza dies aged 38

Kwaito star Mandoza dies aged 38

Concern for Mandoza's health was raised after he was rushed to hospital twice in the space of two months. The artist was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour and has been undergoing treatment since past year. Mandoza left us with a legacy of great music. Mandoza will be sorely missed. Mandoza's producer, Gabi le Roux posted the following message on Facebook on September 6: "Mpho and the Tshabalala family has asked all his friends and fans to pray for him, beckon the ancestors and keep ... Read More

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UNSC to hear details of US-Russia Syria deal

There appeared to be some positive movement, however, when Syrian government forces started to withdraw from the Castello Road, a key route to the besieged rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo. Syrian activists reported that Russian troops were deploying along the road, while the Russian Defense Ministry only mentioned it had military observers on the road. Read More

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