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Russia says Syria army halts Aleppo attacks as rebels cornered

Russia says Syria army halts Aleppo attacks as rebels cornered

Syria's army on Thursday halted its attacks in Aleppo to allow for trapped civilians to be evacuated, Russia's foreign minister announced, after advancing regime forces cornered rebels in the city.

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Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa Ugandan king charged with murder after fighting kills 87 1,400 saved in Med as Italy sees record migrant arrivals Donors pledge 2 billion euros for Central African Republic UN warns of mass atrocities in South Sudan

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Russia says Syria army halts Aleppo attacks as rebels cornered Syrian troops close in on Aleppo's Old City, poised for war's biggest victory Fatah picks party officials amid talk of Abbas succession Mosul food, water reserves dwindle as fighting cuts off supplies Exodus as Syria rebels lose northeast Aleppo Islamic State reportedly uses 'chemical gas' against Syrian rebels

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Austria far-right concedes in presidential race Eight miners dead after tremor hits Polish copper mine 1,400 saved in Med as Italy sees record migrant arrivals Denmark wins golf's World Cup Turkey's Erdogan threatens EU with new migrant influx EU Parliament urges fight against Russia 'propaganda'

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Mass protest demands ouster, arrest of South Korea president Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China Hundreds of thousands gather in South Korea for fifth week of protests against Park 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan Thousands protest South Korean president as older conservatives grumble Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination

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First American to orbit Earth, John Glenn dies at 95 Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China Wisconsin to recount US presidential election vote after hack concerns

Latin America & Caribbean

Protesters against austerity clash with police in Rio Fidel Castro laid to rest in Cuba, ending nine days of mourning 75 killed as plane carrying Brazilian club football team crashes in Colombia

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India's Supreme Court orders cinemas to play national anthem Tensions soar as Indian fire hits bus in Kashmir, killing 10 Over 100 killed as Indian train derails

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Austria far-right concedes in presidential race

Austria's Freedom Party conceded defeat Sunday in its bid to elect Europe's first far-right president, as projections showed its candidate Norbert Hofer lagging behind in a bitterly fought election re-run. Fidel Castro laid to rest in Cuba, ending nine days of mourning Mass protest demands ouster, arrest of South Korea president Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China Fatah picks party officials amid talk of Abbas succession Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era

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'Supermoon' lights up sky around the world

From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its ...

Anti-Trump protests spread across nation

Demonstrators took to the streets of Miami, New York, Portland and other US cities for a third straight night of nationwide protests to oppose Donald ...

New Zealand earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, generating a tsunami that hit t ...

Chaos as millions in India crowd banks to exchange currency

Anger intensified in India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash following the government's decision to withdraw large denomination notes in ...

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