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Hospital attack caught on camera shows cost of Syrian war

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 02:56
In the final minutes of his life, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz was making late-night rounds at the children's ward at Quds Hospital in Syria's northern city of Aleppo.
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World Humanitarian Summit opens in Istanbul to tackle crisis

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 02:54
An unprecedented summit to revamp humanitarian aid and global responses to modern-day crises has opened in Turkey.
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Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 02:51
As one of the few pediatricians remaining in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz offered hope to tens of thousands of children and their parents trapped in the horror and misery of the five-year civil war.
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German chemical firm Bayer makes $62B offer for Monsanto

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 02:07
German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG says it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto Company.
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Bangladesh avoids high death toll with cyclone evacuation

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 02:05
Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis are returning to wind-battered villages and rain-soaked fields after a strong storm pummeled the coast and killed at least 26 people over the weekend.
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Indian climber 3rd to die on Mount Everest in recent days

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 01:02
An expedition organizer says an Indian climber who had fallen sick and was being helped down Mount Everest has died, becoming the third to die in recent days while attempting to scale the world's tallest peak.
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Iraq launches military operation to retake ISIS-held city of Fallujah

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 20:00
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of military operations to retake the Islamic State-held held city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, in a televised address on Sunday night.
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6 dead in pair of nightclub shootings on Mexico's Gulf coast

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 18:20
Mexican authorities say a total of six men were killed in shootings at two nightclubs in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.
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Protests in Brazil's 2 biggest cities against acting leader

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 16:39
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil's two biggest cities Sunday to protest acting President Michel Temer, trying to keep up pressure on his interim administration only 10 days after he was sworn in.
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Greece passes omnibus reform bill to comply with bailout

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 15:36
Greece's parliament has passed an omnibus reform bill providing for tax hikes, more austerity reforms and a new privatization superfund, which will manage almost all state property.
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Indian prime minister arrives in Iran to boost economic ties

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 14:39
Iran's official IRNA news agency says the Indian prime minister has arrived in Tehran, the first such visit in over a decade.
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Israel returns sarcophagus covers to Egypt as relations warm

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 14:31
Israel has returned two looted ancient Egyptian sarcophagus covers to Egypt amid warming relations between the countries.
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World leaders urged to reform aid, uphold international law

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 13:57
A top United Nations official has urged word leaders to reform the humanitarian aid system and uphold international humanitarian law ahead of a key summit.
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Egyptians detained over islands protest start hunger strike

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 12:57
Family members of Egyptians detained for planning a demonstration last month say 21 of them have started a hunger strike, protesting what they call an "unfair trial".
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Eruption at Colombian volcano forces airport closure

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 11:58
An eruption at the towering Nevado del Ruiz volcano has forced the closure of a regional airport in western Colombia.
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Death toll from weeklong storms in Sri Lanka rises to 92

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 11:35
The death toll from landslides and floods in Sri Lanka as a result of weeklong heavy storms has risen to 92, with soldiers searching for victims of landslides that buried three villages in the central hills pulling out eight bodies from the rubble.
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Israeli Cabinet OKs new gas deal after High Court objections

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 11:25
Israel's Cabinet has approved a new deal with a consortium of natural gas developers after the country's Supreme Court rejected the previous agreement.
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AP Interview: Argentinian FM envisions 'inspirational' UN

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 11:19
The latest candidate to enter the race to become the next United Nations secretary general says the world body must become more inspirational and geared toward finding ways to tackle new challenges as they emerge.
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Merkel expresses concern about situation of Kurds in Turkey

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 10:29
Ahead of her visit to Turkey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "some developments in Turkey fill us with big worries." The chancellor expressed concern over the Kurdish conflict in an interview with weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on Sunday saying "we want that the Kurdish people have an equal place and a good future in Turkey." Merkel left for Turkey on Sunday afternoon to attend the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul and also meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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2 Indian climbers missing on Mount Everest after 2 die

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 10:15
Two Indian climbers have gone missing on Mount Everest, an expedition organizer said Sunday, a day after two deaths from apparent altitude sickness were reported, underscoring the risks on the world's highest mountain.
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