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Thousands flee to western Aleppo as Syrian army takes over

As the Syrian army continues to fight its way through the old city of Aleppo, the tide of those fleeing for their lives has become a raging flood, an avalanche.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:53:19 GMT
Why Aleppo is so important in Syria

It's been ravaged by violence for years, and if Aleppo falls now it could mark a turning point in Syria's civil war.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:20:07 GMT
US and Russia meet to discuss the war's end

The US and Russia's top diplomats are meeting to discuss ways to end the bombing of Aleppo, allow safe passage of those who want to flee the war-torn northern Syrian city and deliver humanitarian aid to its remaining residents, according to senior State Department officials.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:19:21 GMT
7-year-old in Aleppo tweets she's 'trapped by bombs'

The family of a 7-year-old girl who has captured the world's imagination with her heartbreaking tweets from Aleppo says the Syrian army has taken control of their area of the city.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:44:39 GMT
Imagine a world without giraffes

It's the tallest land-based mammal in the world.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:44:03 GMT
7.8-quake hits near Solomon Islands

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake has hit close to the Solomon Islands, according to the US Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami watch for Hawaii.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:42:09 GMT
Le Pen: No schooling for kids of undocumented immigrants

France's far-right party leader, Marine Le Pen, said children of illegal immigrants should be refused a free education.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:12:55 GMT
Marriage rape law to be abolished

Lebanese lawmakers on Wednesday took the first step to overturn a law that allows rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims. The move came a day after protesters wearing fake-blood-stained wedding gowns confronted lawmakers just steps away from Parliament in the capital Beirut.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:35:06 GMT
Paris curbs car use as air pollution chokes city

Air pollution in Paris has hit dangerous levels prompting city officials to curb car use and make public transport free of charge until Friday.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:01:43 GMT
Female genital mutilation is now a felony here

Egypt has brought into effect an amended law that toughens penalties on those who perform female genital mutilation, a practice that reportedly affects over 90% of Egyptian women, the health ministry announced.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:14:59 GMT
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