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Air Strikes Pound Syrian City Of Aleppo, Death Toll Climbs

Pic: ReutersBEIRUT: Nearly 30 air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Syria's northern city of Aleppo on Saturday and the total number of people killed by the warring sides after nine straight days of bombardment reached nearly 250, a monitoring group said.

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Ringling Elephants, A Famed U.S. Circus Act, Pack Up Trunks For Retirement

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: Elephants take a final bow at Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, ending a 145-year spectacle that delighted fans but enraged animal activists, who say the highly publicized retirement is not enough.

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Hundreds Of Protesters Storm Baghdad's Green Zone, Enter Parliament

Pic: Reuters

Hundreds of supporters of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone on Saturday and entered the parliament building after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government, two Reuters witnesses said.

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Bombed Brussels Airport Departure Hall To Partly Reopen Sunday

Pic: AFPBRUSSELS: The departure hall at Brussels airport, hit in March by a deadly double suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group, will partly reopen on Sunday, the management said.

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Rescuers Dig For Trapped Residents After Nairobi Building Collapse Kills Seven

Pic: ReutersNAIROBI: Rescue workers raced on Saturday to save more residents trapped in the rubble of a six-storey Nairobi building that had been condemned by the authorities and collapsed overnight after days of heavy rain. Seven people were confirmed dead.

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New Violence As Paris Police Break Up Youth Protest

French Gendarmerie arrest a peson as they clear the Place de la Republique in Paris during a protest by the Nuit Debout, or "Up All Night" movement who have been rallying against the French government's proposed labour reforms.PARIS: Several dozen youth protesters clashed with police in the early hours of Friday in a central Paris square after refusing orders to disperse, police said.

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US Woman Gets 100-Year Sentence For Killing Unborn Baby

Dynel Lane, convicted in February of attempting to kill a foetus, appears for sentencing at the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder, Colorado on April 29, 2016.BOULDER: A United States woman who cut another woman's baby from her womb and caused its death was given a 100-year sentence by a local judge on Friday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Jacket Worn By Prince In "Purple Rain" To Be Auctioned

Raymond Janis from Profiles in History adjusts the jacket worn by Prince in the 1984 film "Purple Rain" is displayed on April 29, 2016 in Calabasas, California, ahead of its June 29 auction.LOS ANGELES: An iconic jacket worn by Prince in the 1984 film "Purple Rain" will be auctioned in Los Angeles in June, auction house Profiles in History said Friday.

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Blocked African Migrants Finally Move To C.Rica Shelter

SAN JOSÉ: Hundreds of US-bound undocumented migrants demanding permission to leave a border town in Costa Rica's south have finally accepted to go to a nearby shelter organized by authorities, officials said on Friday.

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EU Announces Additional €38m In Aid For Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE: The European Union said Friday it was giving an additional €38 million (RM170 million) in cash aid to Haiti, which is combating drought and a migration crisis with neighbouring Dominican Republic.

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