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August 26, 2016 11:54 PM Residents Abandon Daraya as Government Seizes a Symbol of Syria’s Rebellion

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Hundreds of rebel fighters and their families left a long-besieged suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Friday, under an agreement with the government that amounted to an opposition surrender of territory and a symbolic defeat. Carrying their belongings in suitcases and overstuffed plastic bags, residents filed out from between 14

June 21, 2016 6:38 AM Officials, union trade blame for deadly Mexico clash

OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities and protesters on Monday traded accusations of responsibility for weekend clashes that left eight people dead and more than 100 wounded in the restive southern state of Oaxaca. Federal Police Chief Enrique Galindo, speaking on local Radio Formula, said few teachers were involved in the violence and attributed 6

April 27, 2016 9:05 AM Justice at last, but the city of Liverpool always knew the real truth

Paul Hassall pens a passionate response following the verdicts of the Hillsborough inquest - and says the city of Liverpool could see through the lies all along. The statement was once a dismayed reaction to an abhorrent cover up. It was like a silent scream at first, eventually rising to a thunderous rallying cry that could no longer be ignored by the country’s 24

March 25, 2016 3:58 PM Brussels: Three arrested in major police operation

One person was wounded and subsequently detained in a major police operation in the Skarbeck area of northern Brussels. The Belgian prosecutor’s office confirmed the arrest and said it was linked to a foiled bomb plot this week, north of Paris. It said three people had been detained in total in Brussels following Friday’s (March 25) operation, all of whom are related 4

March 11, 2016 8:27 AM South Sudan is dying, and nobody is counting

'We've lost count,' says UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous, although no one – including the 14,000-strong UN peacekeeping force – ever kept a tally NAIROBI, Kenya – The many ways people have died during South Sudan's two-year civil war are well-documented, but the number killed is unknown. Men, women and children have been shot, speared, burned, castrated 14

February 23, 2016 7:00 PM US Secretary of State John Kerry issues warning as Syrian parties back truce plan

The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups have accepted a plan for a cessation of hostilities to begin on Saturday and the United States warned it would be hard to hold the country together if the fighting does not stop. With hostilities reported on several fronts, rebels backed by Saudi Arabia expressed doubts about the proposal 23

February 22, 2016 11:18 PM U.S., Russia agree on Syria cease-fire plan; questions remain

The announcement came after Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone Monday, capping weeks of intense diplomacy to stem the violence so that Assad's government and "moderate" rebel forces might return to peace talks in Geneva. A first round of indirect discussions collapsed almost immediately this month amid a massive government 2

February 22, 2016 5:10 PM India's military seizes canal during New Delhi's water crisis

Supply through the state of Haryana, west of the capital, was cut on the weekend during unrest in the region, where a group of mostly farm owners are disputing policy on access to government jobs, education. NEW DELHI—The Indian army wrestled control Monday of a canal outside India’s capital from protesters whose blockades and rioting have cut off water 44

February 22, 2016 4:24 PM US, Russia Agree on Plan for Syria Cease-Fire

U.S. officials said Monday that the United States and Russia have agreed on a plan for a cease-fire in Syria starting Saturday that would exclude attacks on the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's local affiliate. The officials said that the two sides have agreed on the terms and conditions for the "cessation of hostilities." A formal announcement is expected 17

February 22, 2016 5:45 AM Haryana crawls to normalcy; water supply to Delhi likely to be restored soon

CHANDIGRAH: The Army on Monday took control of the Munak canal in Haryana that supplies water to Delhi, traffic was restored on the busy NH-1 and curfew was relaxed at various places as Haryana crawled towards normalcy on Monday, officials said here. Around 600 CRPF personnel and two columns of Army took over control of the canal at around 4am and started 40