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Clown of Aleppo 'killed in Syrian or Russian air strike'

Reports from Syria say a social worker known as the “Clown of Aleppo” who helped the besieged city’s children has been killed in an air strike.

Reports from Syria say a social worker known as the “Clown of Aleppo” who helped the besieged city’s children has been killed in an air strike.

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Thousands flee Aleppo fighting

An estimated 16,000 people have been displaced as a result of Syrian government advances on rebel-held districts of Aleppo.

An estimated 16,000 people have been displaced as a result of Syrian government advances on rebel-held districts of Aleppo.

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'Thousands uprooted' in eastern Aleppo as Syrian Army advances

Videos uploaded to social media websites purport to show thousands of residents from eastern Aleppo streaming into the Kurdish-controlled Sheikh Maqsoud district of the city after the Syrian Army and

Videos uploaded to social media websites purport to show thousands of residents from eastern Aleppo streaming into the Kurdish-controlled Sheikh Maqsoud district of the city after the Syrian Army and

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Battle for Aleppo: did US election distract attention?

As the Syrian government and its allies advance in eastern Aleppo, rescuers are warning of an “imminent humanitarian disaster.

As the Syrian government and its allies advance in eastern Aleppo, rescuers are warning of an “imminent humanitarian disaster.

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Syrian army advances into rebel Aleppo

Thousands of civilians are fleeing the fighting between rebels and government forces in eastern Aleppo.

Thousands of civilians are fleeing the fighting between rebels and government forces in eastern Aleppo.

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Migrants riot at Bulgarian refugee camp

They are angry about a decision by the local authority to put the camp in the southern town of Harmanli under quarantine after reports of a possible outbreak of skin disease.

They are angry about a decision by the local authority to put the camp in the southern town of Harmanli under quarantine after reports of a possible outbreak of skin disease.

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Bolivia's severe water shortage triggers national emergency

Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency because of a water shortage as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.

Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency because of a water shortage as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.

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Battle for Mosul and ISIL's use of human shields

In the month since an Iraqi forces-led operation began to liberate Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL), more than 47,000 people have been displaced.

In the month since an Iraqi forces-led operation began to liberate Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL), more than 47,000 people have been displaced.

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Violence breaks out at Greek refugee camp

At least 50 people have been arrested on the Greek island of Chios after violence erupted at a migrant camp.

At least 50 people have been arrested on the Greek island of Chios after violence erupted at a migrant camp.

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Russian planes resume intense air strikes in Syria

Russian planes have taken to the skies over Syria again after a 28-day pause targeting Islamic militant groups in Idlib and Homs.

Russian planes have taken to the skies over Syria again after a 28-day pause targeting Islamic militant groups in Idlib and Homs.

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Marching migrants blocked at border

A group of migrants who had marched for two days from the Serbian capital have been stopped on the border with Croatia.

A group of migrants who had marched for two days from the Serbian capital have been stopped on the border with Croatia.

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Civilians fleeing Mosul fighting arrive at UN camps

People fleeing the fighting amid the military offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul have continued to arrive at UN camps in the region.

People fleeing the fighting amid the military offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul have continued to arrive at UN camps in the region.

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Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson

Sitting on the floor of a community center courtyard with two dozen teens, global movie star, actor Liam Neeson listened attentively as young Syrian refugees – who may not have known of his fame – sha

Sitting on the floor of a community center courtyard with two dozen teens, global movie star, actor Liam Neeson listened attentively as young Syrian refugees – who may not have known of his fame – sha

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Children killed in airstrike on Damascus nursery

Activists are blaming government forces for the shelling in a rebel-held district of the Syrian capital, which reportedly happened during morning playtime.

Activists are blaming government forces for the shelling in a rebel-held district of the Syrian capital, which reportedly happened during morning playtime.

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Fighting resumes in Aleppo

It comes as a ten-hour ceasefire by Russian and Syrian government forces in the Syrian city comes to an end. Moscow says it was the final chance for rebels to leave besieged areas.

It comes as a ten-hour ceasefire by Russian and Syrian government forces in the Syrian city comes to an end. Moscow says it was the final chance for rebels to leave besieged areas.

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Russia tells rebels to leave Aleppo by Friday

Syrian rebels claim there have been more government and Russian airstrikes around the outskirts of Aleppo.

Syrian rebels claim there have been more government and Russian airstrikes around the outskirts of Aleppo.

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Iraqi civilians flee Mosul

Hundreds of civilians flee territory controlled by the Islamic State group as the Iraqi army and federal police push north towards the militant-held city of…

Hundreds of civilians flee territory controlled by the Islamic State group as the Iraqi army and federal police push north towards the militant-held city of…

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Calais' children forced to sleep rough for second night

Dozens of unaccompanied children are said to have faced a second successive night without shelter around the ruins of the so called ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais.

Dozens of unaccompanied children are said to have faced a second successive night without shelter around the ruins of the so called ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais.

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Aid mission steps up for Mosul as anti-ISIL forces close in

International aid for the people of Mosul has begun arriving in Iraq, as the offensive continues to oust ISIL from its last major urban stronghold in the…

International aid for the people of Mosul has begun arriving in Iraq, as the offensive continues to oust ISIL from its last major urban stronghold in the…

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Greece's economic boost from refugee aid

The challenge of dealing with thousands of refugees could have a silver lining for Greece with emergency aid money boosting the country's economy.

The challenge of dealing with thousands of refugees could have a silver lining for Greece with emergency aid money boosting the country's economy.