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Russia accused at UN of 'barbarism' and 'war crimes' in Syria

There was a bitter war of words on Sunday at a specially-convened meeting of the UN Security Council over Syria – as diplomatic efforts to broker peace give way to…

There was a bitter war of words on Sunday at a specially-convened meeting of the UN Security Council over Syria – as diplomatic efforts to broker peace give way to…

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China begins operating giant telescope to explore deep space

China has taken a big step forward in space exploration: a huge radio telescope – the largest in the world – has begun operating from its base in the southwest of the…

China has taken a big step forward in space exploration: a huge radio telescope – the largest in the world – has begun operating from its base in the southwest of the…

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Watermelon Carving Competition in China

A watermelon lamp carving competition kicked off in Pinghu City in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province on Saturday.

A watermelon lamp carving competition kicked off in Pinghu City in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province on Saturday.

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Syria: Assad forces tighten grip on Aleppo

Russian-backed Syrian forces seized strategic territory to the north of Aleppo on Saturday, marking the first major ground advance of an offensive to retake rebel-held zones and bring the entire city

Russian-backed Syrian forces seized strategic territory to the north of Aleppo on Saturday, marking the first major ground advance of an offensive to retake rebel-held zones and bring the entire city

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Toddler and a little girl rescued from rubble in Aleppo

Amateur video shows a baby boy and a little girl being rescued from the rubble in Aleppo, after the Syrian city is hit by a wave of heavy air strikes.

Amateur video shows a baby boy and a little girl being rescued from the rubble in Aleppo, after the Syrian city is hit by a wave of heavy air strikes.

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Russian aid reaches Aleppo

Following heavy airstrikes, which killed 90 people, reportedly involving Russian jets, Russian humanitarian aid is being distributed in parts of Aleppo.

Following heavy airstrikes, which killed 90 people, reportedly involving Russian jets, Russian humanitarian aid is being distributed in parts of Aleppo.

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Azeris asked to entrench Aliyev power in referendum vote

Monday sees Azeris going to a referendum vote on constitutional changes that have been criticised by the Council of Europe as posing a “serious risk to the balance of…

Monday sees Azeris going to a referendum vote on constitutional changes that have been criticised by the Council of Europe as posing a “serious risk to the balance of…

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Iraqi forces regain control of Shirqat

Analysts say it brings the military a step closer to a main push on Mosul later this year.

Analysts say it brings the military a step closer to a main push on Mosul later this year.

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Peace in Afghanistan - but at what price?

Afghan officials have signed a peace agreement with a party led by one of the country's most notorious Islamist warlords.

Afghan officials have signed a peace agreement with a party led by one of the country's most notorious Islamist warlords.

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Syria's Assad says US 'lacks will' to work with Russia to defeat terrorists

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al Assad has hit out at the US, saying it has no will to work with Russia to defeat ISIL and other groups seen as terrorist in…

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al Assad has hit out at the US, saying it has no will to work with Russia to defeat ISIL and other groups seen as terrorist in…

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Self-driving, self-parking cars

As part of its shift from home electronics to cars, Japanese giant Panasonic has been testing its new experimental self-driving vehicle.

As part of its shift from home electronics to cars, Japanese giant Panasonic has been testing its new experimental self-driving vehicle.

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South Korea: Volkswagen boss questioned over emissions scandal

The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…

The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…

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Indonesian rescuers search for survivors after flash floods

Indonesian rescuers continued the search for survivors on Thursday (September 22) after at least 23 people were killed in a flash flood that damaged hundreds of…

Indonesian rescuers continued the search for survivors on Thursday (September 22) after at least 23 people were killed in a flash flood that damaged hundreds of…

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Syrian children's paintings on display in Shanghai

A non-governmental organization in China is exhibiting paintings by Syrian children to raise awareness about the migrants crisis from the war-torn country.

A non-governmental organization in China is exhibiting paintings by Syrian children to raise awareness about the migrants crisis from the war-torn country.

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UN to resume aid deliveries in Syria

Officials say Aleppo is not on the list of destinations for deliveries that could resume as early as Thursday.

Officials say Aleppo is not on the list of destinations for deliveries that could resume as early as Thursday.

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Bank of Japan changes stimulus policy, denies it's running out of options

The Bank of Japan is changing tack as it tries to get the economy growing again with an increased emphasis on the amount of interest paid to investors who buy government bonds.

The Bank of Japan is changing tack as it tries to get the economy growing again with an increased emphasis on the amount of interest paid to investors who buy government bonds.

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Perth Zoo tortoise still partying at 50

Perth Zoo tortoise still partying at 50 A Galapagos tortoise at Australia’s Perth Zoo celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday.

Perth Zoo tortoise still partying at 50 A Galapagos tortoise at Australia’s Perth Zoo celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday.

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Four medical workers killed in Syria airstrike

Four medical workers from the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations were killed overnight by an airstrike in Syria.

Four medical workers from the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations were killed overnight by an airstrike in Syria.

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US accuses Russia of air strike on Syria aid convoy

The Obama administration has accused Russian forces of the airstrike on a UN aid convoy, which shattered the fragile peace agreement in Syria.

The Obama administration has accused Russian forces of the airstrike on a UN aid convoy, which shattered the fragile peace agreement in Syria.