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AllAfrica.com
Burundi Citizens Seek Asylum in Kenyasaid they hiked a ride on a truck driver who was bound for Mombasa through Tanz
Burundi Citizens Seek Asylum in Kenya
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
said they hiked a ride on a truck driver who was bound for Mombasa through Tanzania. However the Department for Refugee Affairs in Kenya has abandoned them after issuing them with refugee permits, he said. "We arrived in Kenya on January 24 and... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
U.N. fears for civilians if Syria troops encircle Aleppogovernment forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said
U.N. fears for civilians if Syria troops encircle Aleppo
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 2 hours ago
government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a new exodus of refugees fleeing a Russian-backed assault. The army aims to secure the border with Turkey and recover control of Aleppo, a... Read more
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The Daily Tar Heel
Islamophobia distorts political rhetoricwas little difference” between the parties, the study states. John Esposito, p
Islamophobia distorts political rhetoric
The Daily Tar Heel / Posted 4 hours ago
was little difference” between the parties, the study states. John Esposito, professor of religion and international affairs and of Islamic studies at Georgetown University, said Islam’s presence in political debates has not changed since the... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Syria vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels, risking 300,000 livesin rebel-held parts of Aleppo. A woman wanting to leave Turkey carries her chi
Syria vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels, risking 300,000 lives
Brisbane Times / Posted 5 hours ago
in rebel-held parts of Aleppo. A woman wanting to leave Turkey carries her child through the Kilis border gate as a few refugees return to Syria on Monday. Photo: Getty Images It was concerned the government advance could cut the last link for... Read more
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New York Post
Syria's bleeding even more thanks to John Kerry's peace ployby Secretary of State John Kerry, the humanitarian catastrophe in northern Syri
Syria's bleeding even more thanks to John Kerry's peace ploy
New York Post / Posted 5 hours ago
by Secretary of State John Kerry, the humanitarian catastrophe in northern Syria has grown, tens of thousands of new refugees were created and the Russian- and Iranian-backed killing of civilians has increased. These are all consequences of... Read more
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The Age
Syria vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels, risking 300,000 livesin rebel-held parts of Aleppo. A woman wanting to leave Turkey carries her chi
Syria vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels, risking 300,000 lives
The Age / Posted 6 hours ago
in rebel-held parts of Aleppo. A woman wanting to leave Turkey carries her child through the Kilis border gate as a few refugees return to Syria on Monday. Photo: Getty Images It was concerned the government advance could cut the last link for... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Syria vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels, risking 300,000 livesin rebel-held parts of Aleppo. A woman wanting to leave Turkey carries her chi
Syria vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels, risking 300,000 lives
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 6 hours ago
in rebel-held parts of Aleppo. A woman wanting to leave Turkey carries her child through the Kilis border gate as a few refugees return to Syria on Monday. Photo: Getty Images It was concerned the government advance could cut the last link for... Read more
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Canberra Times
Syria vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels, risking 300,000 livesin rebel-held parts of Aleppo. A woman wanting to leave Turkey carries her chi
Syria vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels, risking 300,000 lives
Canberra Times / Posted 6 hours ago
in rebel-held parts of Aleppo. A woman wanting to leave Turkey carries her child through the Kilis border gate as a few refugees return to Syria on Monday. Photo: Getty Images It was concerned the government advance could cut the last link for... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Refugee crisis may escalate in Syriaforces succeed in their offensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the U
Refugee crisis may escalate in Syria
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 hours ago
forces succeed in their offensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the UN said, warning of a massive new flight of refugees. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have launched... Read more
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WA Today
Syria vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels, risking 300,000 livesnorthern power base altogether. A woman wanting to leave Turkey carries her ch
Syria vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels, risking 300,000 lives
WA Today / Posted 6 hours ago
northern power base altogether. A woman wanting to leave Turkey carries her child through the Kilis border gate as a few refugees return to Syria on Monday. Photo: Getty Images There would be no let-up in an army advance, which aimed "to... Read more
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Daily Mail
Vessels set to patrol Aegean Sea in attempt to stop migrants crossingareas. Immigration minister James Brokenshire said the Home Office was looking
Vessels set to patrol Aegean Sea in attempt to stop migrants crossing
Daily Mail / Posted 7 hours ago
areas. Immigration minister James Brokenshire said the Home Office was looking at ‘expanding’ a programme which ensures refugees are evenly dispersed. The move follows criticism from council chiefs in deprived areas that the housing scheme in... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Scrap testing to reduce class sizes: ETFOProgressive Conservative government," Hammond said during a recent budget deput
Scrap testing to reduce class sizes: ETFO
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 8 hours ago
Progressive Conservative government," Hammond said during a recent budget deputation to the province's Finance and Economic Affairs Committee. "Programs such as special education, English as a second language (ESL) and the arts continue to be... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Scrap testing to reduce class sizes: ETFOProgressive Conservative government," Hammond said during a recent budget deput
Scrap testing to reduce class sizes: ETFO
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 8 hours ago
Progressive Conservative government," Hammond said during a recent budget deputation to the province's Finance and Economic Affairs Committee. "Programs such as special education, English as a second language (ESL) and the arts continue to be... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Scrap testing to reduce class sizes: ETFOProgressive Conservative government," Hammond said during a recent budget deput
Scrap testing to reduce class sizes: ETFO
Barrie Examiner / Posted 8 hours ago
Progressive Conservative government," Hammond said during a recent budget deputation to the province's Finance and Economic Affairs Committee. "Programs such as special education, English as a second language (ESL) and the arts continue to be... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
UN fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppogovernment forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said
UN fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo
Bangor Daily News / Posted 10 hours ago
government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a new exodus of refugees fleeing a Russian-backed assault. The army aims to secure the border with Turkey and recover control of Aleppo, a... Read more
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Aljazeera
UN: Aleppo siege could cut off food supplies to 300,000city, cut off from humanitarian aid unless...access could be negotiated," the U
UN: Aleppo siege could cut off food supplies to 300,000
Aljazeera / Posted 10 hours ago
city, cut off from humanitarian aid unless...access could be negotiated," the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. "If government advances around the city continue", it said, "local councils in the city estimate that some... Read more
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11h
Daily Mirror
Refugees had doors painted red 'inadvertently' claims Tory ministerRefugees in the North East had their doors painted red “inadvertently”, a Gover
Refugees had doors painted red 'inadvertently' claims Tory minister
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 hours ago
Refugees in the North East had their doors painted red “inadvertently”, a Government Minister claimed last night. Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said an urgent review of the ‘red door’ scandal in Middlebrough found there had been no... Read more
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walesonline
Chairman of Cardiff asylum centre was paid £960,000 last yearof Clearsprings Welsh centres is Lynx House, which has recently been subject to
Chairman of Cardiff asylum centre was paid £960,000 last year
walesonline / Posted 11 hours ago
of Clearsprings Welsh centres is Lynx House, which has recently been subject to widespread criticism for the conditions refugees are being forced to live in. Asylum seekers having to wear red wrist bands in order to be served food at Lynx... Read more
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Northern Echo
Red doors on Middlesbrough asylum seekers' homes was 'inadvertent', Home Office review concludeslocal police revealed no reports of links to anti-social behaviour or stigmatis
Red doors on Middlesbrough asylum seekers' homes was 'inadvertent', Home Office review concludes
Northern Echo / Posted 12 hours ago
local police revealed no reports of links to anti-social behaviour or stigmatisation. Mr Brokenshire told the Commons Home Affairs committee: "The doors were painted a predominant colour. "Our conclusion is that rather than that being a policy to... Read more
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The Atlantic
What Happens When a Celebrity Becomes Presidentof the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program at George Washington Univ
What Happens When a Celebrity Becomes President
The Atlantic / Posted 12 hours ago
of the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. (This is doubly true for the expected Democratic frontrunner; Martelly in large part owes his presidency to Hillary... Read more
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Sky News Australia
UN fears for cut-off Syrianscut off from humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," th
UN fears for cut-off Syrians
Sky News Australia / Posted 12 hours ago
cut off from humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. It also said that if government advances around the city continue, "local councils in the city estimate that... Read more
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Variety
How Oscar Best Picture Nominees Aim to Stay Relevantin our broken financial system.” McKay also met with representatives of the Co
How Oscar Best Picture Nominees Aim to Stay Relevant
Variety / Posted 14 hours ago
in our broken financial system.” McKay also met with representatives of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, the Intl. Monetary Fund, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. From there, he... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The (marginalisation of Africa?continental integration on both the political and economic front, the continent
The (marginalisation of Africa?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
continental integration on both the political and economic front, the continent will remain relatively marginal in global affairs. The future is a world where three economic heavy weights - the United States of America (USA), China and eventually... Read more
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The Star
U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppoforces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday,
U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo
The Star / Posted 15 hours ago
forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new exodus of refugees fleeing a Russian-backed assault. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Once Again, Judge Rejects Texas Bid To Block Syrian Refugeesjudge has again denied a bid by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to block the
Once Again, Judge Rejects Texas Bid To Block Syrian Refugees
KERA North Texas / Posted 15 hours ago
judge has again denied a bid by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to block the federal government from resettling Syrian refugees in the state. Dallas-based U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey on Monday rejected Paxton’s request for a... Read more
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BBC News
UN fears Aleppo assault could cut off 300,000 civiliansoverwhelmed, with people forced to sleep outside in the bitter winter weather.M
UN fears Aleppo assault could cut off 300,000 civilians
BBC News / Posted 16 hours ago
overwhelmed, with people forced to sleep outside in the bitter winter weather.Media caption'No more capacity' for Syrian refugees in Turkey Aleppo, once Syria's commercial and industrial hub, has been roughly divided since 2012, with the... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Judge Again Rejects Texas Bid to Block Syrian Refugeesjudge has again denied a bid by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to block the
Judge Again Rejects Texas Bid to Block Syrian Refugees
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 16 hours ago
judge has again denied a bid by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to block the federal government from resettling Syrian refugees in the state. Dallas-based U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey on Monday rejected Paxton’s request for a... Read more
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Herald Sun
UN fears for cut-off Syrianscut off from humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," th
UN fears for cut-off Syrians
Herald Sun / Posted 16 hours ago
cut off from humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. It also said that if government advances around the city continue, "local councils in the city estimate that... Read more
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News.com.au
UN fears for cut-off Syrianscut off from humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," th
UN fears for cut-off Syrians
News.com.au / Posted 16 hours ago
cut off from humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. It also said that if government advances around the city continue, "local councils in the city estimate that... Read more
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Perth Now
UN fears for cut-off Syrianscut off from humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," th
UN fears for cut-off Syrians
Perth Now / Posted 16 hours ago
cut off from humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. It also said that if government advances around the city continue, "local councils in the city estimate that... Read more
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Adelaide Now
UN fears for cut-off Syrianscut off from humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," th
UN fears for cut-off Syrians
Adelaide Now / Posted 16 hours ago
cut off from humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. It also said that if government advances around the city continue, "local councils in the city estimate that... Read more
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The Courier Mail
UN fears for cut-off Syrianscut off from humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," th
UN fears for cut-off Syrians
The Courier Mail / Posted 16 hours ago
cut off from humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. It also said that if government advances around the city continue, "local councils in the city estimate that... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Lamamra Holds Talks With Danish CounterpartAlgiers — Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Coop
Lamamra Holds Talks With Danish Counterpart
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 hours ago
Algiers — Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra, met Tuesday in Algiers with his Danish counterpart, Kristian Jensen. The meeting took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Government urged not to make EU referendum a political footballthink it's the Government's deliberate choice to rush the referendum on that da
Government urged not to make EU referendum a political football
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 17 hours ago
think it's the Government's deliberate choice to rush the referendum on that date." Alex Salmond, the SNP's international affairs and Europe spokesman, noted Northern Irish voters are "quite capable" of concentrating on Euro 2016 and politics -... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
UN fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppohumanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," the United Nati
UN fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo
Bdnews24.com / Posted 18 hours ago
humanitarian aid unless cross-line access could be negotiated," the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in an urgent bulletin. If government advances around the city continue, it said, "local councils in the city... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Denmark's FM On Working Visit to Algeria MondayJensen will start a two-day working visit to Algeria on Monday at the invitatio
Denmark's FM On Working Visit to Algeria Monday
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
Jensen will start a two-day working visit to Algeria on Monday at the invitation of Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Sunday in a statement. This... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Meet the Remarkable Uncle Who Helped the Syrian Refugee Family in Cape Townlived in Cape Town since. Not only were the family denied asylum, but they were
Meet the Remarkable Uncle Who Helped the Syrian Refugee Family in Cape Town
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
lived in Cape Town since. Not only were the family denied asylum, but they were reportedly told by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) there was no war in Syria and that the country was stable. But despite their battles, the family says they've... Read more
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Eye Witness News
UN fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppoto encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations (UN) said on Tuesday
UN fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo
Eye Witness News / Posted 19 hours ago
to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations (UN) said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have launched... Read more
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CBC.ca
'Volatile' situation: UN fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppooffensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tu
'Volatile' situation: UN fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo
CBC.ca / Posted 20 hours ago
offensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have launched... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Port Elizabeth - Home Affairs Risks Contempt of Court After Missing Refugee Centre Deadlineof Appeal. But those doors will remain firmly closed leaving thousands of asylu
Port Elizabeth - Home Affairs Risks Contempt of Court After Missing Refugee Centre Deadline
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 hours ago
of Appeal. But those doors will remain firmly closed leaving thousands of asylum seekers vulnerable. The department of Home Affairs is in real danger of being held in contempt of court. By SIMON ALLISON. In violation of a court order, the Port... Read more
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dna
UN fears for hundreds of thousands civilians if Syria troops encircle Aleppooffensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tu
UN fears for hundreds of thousands civilians if Syria troops encircle Aleppo
dna / Posted 20 hours ago
offensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have launched... Read more
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Aljazeera
Turkey can't avoid new post-Arab Spring mindsetof its old fears. It now strives to tackle the ramifications of the regional c
Turkey can't avoid new post-Arab Spring mindset
Aljazeera / Posted 20 hours ago
of its old fears. It now strives to tackle the ramifications of the regional collapse, be it in the form of millions of refugees, the spillover of radicalism illustrated by the recent waves of bombing in Turkey, or a growing Kurdish challenge... Read more
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CTV News
Canada to cease airstrikes against ISIS by Feb. 22to assist Iraqi security forces. Trudeau made the announcement alongside Defen
Canada to cease airstrikes against ISIS by Feb. 22
CTV News / Posted 21 hours ago
to assist Iraqi security forces. Trudeau made the announcement alongside Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion and International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. Asked whether Canadian military... Read more
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Swissinfo
U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppooffensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tu
U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo
Swissinfo / Posted 21 hours ago
offensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have launched... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UN fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppooffensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tu
UN fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 hours ago
offensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have launched... Read more
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The Star
U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppooffensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tu
U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo
The Star / Posted 22 hours ago
offensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have launched... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset Chinais reluctant to impose stiff economic sanctions, fearing a collapse in North Ko
US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset China
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 22 hours ago
is reluctant to impose stiff economic sanctions, fearing a collapse in North Korea's economy and a flight of refugees across the border into China. But even if the U.N. Security Council can't agree on the kind of tough measures that... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset Chinais reluctant to impose stiff economic sanctions, fearing a collapse in North Ko
US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset China
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 22 hours ago
is reluctant to impose stiff economic sanctions, fearing a collapse in North Korea's economy and a flight of refugees across the border into China. But even if the U.N. Security Council can't agree on the kind of tough measures that... Read more
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FOX 11 Tucson
US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset Chinais reluctant to impose stiff economic sanctions, fearing a collapse in North Ko
US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset China
FOX 11 Tucson / Posted 22 hours ago
is reluctant to impose stiff economic sanctions, fearing a collapse in North Korea's economy and a flight of refugees across the border into China. But even if the U.N. Security Council can't agree on the kind of tough measures that... Read more
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FOX 5 Las Vegas
US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset Chinais reluctant to impose stiff economic sanctions, fearing a collapse in North Ko
US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset China
FOX 5 Las Vegas / Posted 22 hours ago
is reluctant to impose stiff economic sanctions, fearing a collapse in North Korea's economy and a flight of refugees across the border into China. But even if the U.N. Security Council can't agree on the kind of tough measures that... Read more
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