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Thousands flee as regime steps up shelling in south Syria

Thousands flee as regime steps up shelling in south Syria

Thousands of civilians have fled "intensified" regime bombardments of rebel-held areas in southern Syria in the past three days, a monitor said Thursday, as fears mount of a full-blown assault.

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Ivory Coast govt calls for evacuation from flood zones in Abidjan South African power outages enter second day as workers protest Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo DRCongo reports 3 new Ebola cases UN says 160,000 anglophone Cameroonians fled violence since 2016 Kenyan rose-farm dam bursts, 'sea of water' kills 47

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Thousands flee as regime steps up shelling in south Syria Saudi-led coalition faces tough battle for Yemen's Hodeidah port Dozens dead in battle for key Yemen port Turkish, US military officials agree on plan for Syrian town Israel police evict wildcat settlers as deadline looms Saudi threatens military action if Qatar deploys anti-aircraft missiles: report

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UK vows simple registration for EU citizens after Brexit Italy bans more migrant rescue boats Russia thump Saudi Arabia to launch World Cup in style DNA leads to breakthrough in grisly French cold case New Italian govt vows to create jobs, deport migrants Spanish gov't falls, Socialist opposition leader takes power

Asia - Pacific

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl Trump and Kim sign joint statement promising ‘complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’ Historic summit due for Trump and Kim North Korea's Kim in Singapore for historic Trump summit Philippines' Duterte stirs controversy by kissing woman on lips U.S. weighs more South China Sea patrols to confront 'new reality' of China

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Turkish, US military officials agree on plan for Syrian town Trump and Kim sign joint statement promising ‘complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’ Historic summit due for Trump and Kim

Latin America & Caribbean

Colombia, ELN rebels end fifth round of talks without agreement Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to halt violence, allow foreign probe Argentine Congress OKs elective abortion; now goes to Senate

South Asia

Afghanistan announces Eid ceasefire with Taliban until June 20 Militants attack Afghan government building, 10 dead Bangladesh plane carrying 71 people crashes in Nepal

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