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January 20, 2016 1:39 PM John Kerry And Sergei Lavrov Meet Amid Questions Over January 25 Syria Talks

Zurich: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met on Wednesday to discuss Syria's civil war amid questions as to whether peace talks between the government and the opposition can go ahead on Jan. 25. "We will see, we will see," Lavrov said at the start of the meeting in Zurich when asked by a reporter if those 2

January 16, 2016 9:01 PM UN demands access to Syria's besieged towns

UNITED NATIONS • Condemning Syria's "barbaric" sieges, the United Nations demanded immediate access to besieged towns to deliver food, medicine and other life-saving aid to civilians facing starvation. "There can be no reason... no explanation or excuse for preventing aid from reaching people," UN aid official Kang Kyung Wha told an emergency Security 4

January 15, 2016 1:01 PM Medics race to save starving Syrians in besieged town

More than two dozen people have report­edly died of starva­tion since early Decemb­er BEIRUT: Aid workers scrambled Friday to help a hunger-stricken Syrian town where a teenager became the latest victim to succumb to starvation, as Western powers sought UN action on lifting blockades. The plight of Madaya and other besieged areas has prompted the UN Security 6 1

December 9, 2015 5:00 PM Syrian Rebels Pull Out of Homs After Long Battle

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Hundreds of people were evacuated on Wednesday from the last rebel-held pocket of Homs, the central Syrian city devastated by years of bitter fighting and blockades. Under a local cease-fire agreement, food and supplies were allowed into the besieged Waer neighborhood on the outskirts of Homs, while insurgent fighters there who did not want to observe 6

September 3, 2015 8:30 AM In memory of China's foreign friends in WWII

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- During the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945), a myriad of foreign experts and friends gave unstinting support in that critical period. Far less well-equipped compared to the advanced Japanese weaponry, China won wide acclaim and sympathy from the international community for its steadfast 10

June 25, 2015 1:24 PM Thousands of cab drivers clog France's roads to protest Uber

Taxi drivers in France are forming virtual blockades around airports and key train stations causing chaos in Paris and other French cities during a nation-wide protest against the Uber ride-booking service, known in France as UberPOP. Striking French taxi drivers block traffic on the Paris ring road during a national protest against car-sharing service 19

April 18, 2015 5:30 PM Three dead after six hour gun siege in Mexico town after drug lord's arrest

Members of cartel attacked Mexican security forces in reaction to a drug lord's arrest near the US border, unleashing gunfights that killed at least three gunmen and wounded two officers. The gang torched several vehicles, including a school bus, and used trucks and cars to block streets in Reynosa, sowing panic in the city of 610,000 people across from McAllen 7

March 15, 2015 1:27 AM Elderly nun gangraped by dacoits

An elderly nun of a convent school in Nadia’s Ranaghat was gangraped by a group of miscreants who also looted several lakhs. The heinous crime sent shock waves in the state. Angered by the incident, parents of children who study in Convent of Jesus and Mary High School and the common people came out on the streets in protest. They blocked National Highway 7

December 11, 2014 3:57 AM Workers begin clearing protesters' barricades from Hong Kong streets

Backed by a court order, workers hired by a Hong Kong bus company on Thursday began dismantling barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters who have occupied the streets for 75 days. Men wearing hard hats and orange vests started cutting apart the blockades about 10:30 a.m.. The sit-in area was largely calm, but police sealed off the entire protest 39

November 25, 2014 12:22 PM IN FERGUSON: Businesses burn, police cars torched as violence 'much worse' than August

The tally of damage mounted Tuesday morning in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson. At least 61 people were arrested, said St. Louis County Police Sgt. Brian Schellman. Charges ranged from burglary to trespassing to receiving stolen property. FERGUSON - Shortly after 1:30 a.m., St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar spoke 47