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Strikes, clashes hit Syria's Ghouta despite ceasefire call

Strikes, clashes hit Syria's Ghouta despite ceasefire call

New regime air strikes and heavy clashes shook Syria's rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Sunday despite a UN demand for a ceasefire to end one of the most ferocious assaults of Syria's civil war.

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Estonia on Saturday celebrated 100 years since declaring independence with a military parade and other festivities in the Baltic state, which is now firmly ensconced in the West, though tensions remain with neighbour Russia. Italy's League rallies in Milan as tense election campaign winds up Syria's eastern Ghouta bombed again before U.N. ceasefire vote Chaos deepens in Syria enclave, global outcry grows Dutch parliament recognizes 1915 Armenian massacre as genocide Security Council to meet amid calls for Syria cease-fire

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