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Dozens reportedly killed across Syria’s Idlib

More than 40 civilians have been killed by aerial bombardment by the Syrian government in Idlib, according to a UK-based monitoring network. At least 13 women and an unknown number of children were killed in the attacks in al-Laj village … Continue reading

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Former No.1 Wei handed backdated doping ban

Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei was a relieved man after being handed a backdated eight-month ban for doping by the Badminton World Federation, leaving him free to go for gold at the Rio Olympics next year. Lee tested positive test … Continue reading

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Footage emerges of Everest base camp avalanche

A wall of snow is seen flattening part of Mount Everest’s base camp during an avalanche triggered by Nepal’s worst earthquake in decades. Dramatic footage showing the avalanche was posted on YouTube, a day after the magnitude 7.8 quake hit … Continue reading

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Nepal steps up rescue effort amid global aid rush

Rescue efforts have intensified in Nepal amid a stream of foreign aid reaching the capital Kathmandu in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has claimed more than 3,700 lives and injured up to 6,500 others. Police said on Monday … Continue reading

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Chile town covered by volcanic ash

People living in the vicinity of the Calbuco volcano in Chile are trying to save their homes and their livestock after tonnes of ash rained down following two volcanic eruptions. The roofs of a number of homes and businesses collapsed … Continue reading

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Indonesia condemned over executions

Andrew Chan, left, and Myuran Sukumaran were sentenced to death in 2006 France and Australia have condemned the death penalty as executions for three of their nationals loom. Earlier, Australia called on Indonesia to delay executing two convicted Australian drug … Continue reading

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EU-Ukraine summit as shelling worsens

Ukrainian government troops in Peski – a bitterly contested village near Donetsk EU leaders will meet Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko shortly to discuss trade and peace efforts as heavy shelling intensifies in the east. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and … Continue reading

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Nepal quake toll rises above 3,000

At least 3,617 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, police say. More than 6,500 people have been injured, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre. Dozens of people are also … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan’s president set to win election

Millions of Kazakhs cast their votes on Sunday in the energy-rich Central Asian country in a ballot that is almost certain to re-elect the 74-year-old strongman incumbent Nursultan Nazarbayev. The country’s marginalised opposition has not put forward any candidates for … Continue reading

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Chaos mars Nepal quake relief operations

Thousands of displaced residents in the Nepali capital have expressed anger towards the government, as they face food and water shortage, a day after a magnitude 7.8 quake hit the country and killed more than 2,500 people. As rescuers continue … Continue reading

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