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Syrian refugee camp resembles 'a death camp', says UN Secretary General Ban
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(REUTERS) – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says the Yarmouk refugee camp is now "the deepest circle of hell" in Syria's four year war and demanded an end to fighting immediately. Speaking to reporters at the United Nations on Thursday, … No tags for this post.

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'Dangerous accord' with Iran worse than Israel feared: PM Netanyahu
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking during a ceremony at President Reuven Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem on March 25, 2015. The premier has denounced a nuclear accord that world powers are negotiating with Iran. — PHOTO: REUTERS … No tags for this post.

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Greek survey gives radical leftist party Syriza 3.1-point lead over conservatives
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Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras waves to supporters at a party congress in Athens Jan 3, 2015. Greece's radical leftist Syriza party led the ruling conservatives by 3.1 percentage points in an opinion poll conducted after it became clear that a snap … No tags for this post.

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Israel charges seven with international organ trafficking
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JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israeli prosecutors on Wednesday charged seven people with international organ trafficking and organising illegal transplants, the justice ministry said. The Israeli suspects organised or performed transplants in Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka … No tags for this post.

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British ambassador quips on Egypt judge controversy
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Britain's ambassador to Egypt John Casson (above) weighed in Wednesday with a quip on the controversy stirred by the justice minister's remark that becoming a judge was too lofty an ambition for sons of cleaners. — PHOTO: FACEBOOK … No tags for this post.

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52 civilians dead in coalition strikes against ISIS in Syria: Monitor
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BEIRUT (AFP) – US-led air strikes targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed at least 52 civilians in a village in northern Syria, a monitoring group said on Saturday. “Air strikes by the coalition early on Friday on the village of … No tags for this post.

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Middle East nuclear weapons ban proposal stumbles at UN
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UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) – A United Nations (UN) attempt to work out a ban on nuclear weapons in the Middle East was in jeopardy after Egypt complained on Monday about the lack of progress and demanded the resignation of the Finnish coordinator … No tags for this post.

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US Secretary of State Kerry in Russia to push Putin on Ukraine crisis
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (centre) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov watch as members of the United States and Russian delegations place red flowers at the Zakovkzalny War Memorial in Sochi, Russia May 12, 2015. — PHOTO: … No tags for this post.

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Iran warns US against stopping Yemen-bound aid ship
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Volunteers carry aid provided for Yemenis affected by ongoing air-strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition inside a gymnasium turned into a temporary evacuation center in Sana'a, Yemen on May 3, 2015. A senior Iranian commander said it was Iran's … No tags for this post.

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Car bomb kills three outside US consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital
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Smoke rises from the site of a bomb attack in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, on April 17, 2015. A car bomb exploded on a road outside the US Consulate and compound in Erbil on Friday. — PHOTO: REUTERS … No tags for this post.

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Iran sees Yemen ceasefire in coming hours: Report
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An image grab taken from an AFP video shows armed militiamen loyal to Yemen's fugitive President Abderabbo Mansour Hadi firing from a tank during clashes with Shiite Huthi rebels in the southern Yemeni city of Taez on April 20, 2015. — PHOTO: AFP … No tags for this post.

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Kansas man arrested over US army base bomb plot in support of ISIS
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WASHINGTON/KANSAS CITY (REUTERS) – A Kansas man was arrested on Friday as part of an FBI sting operation in which he was plotting a suicide car bombing at Fort Riley army base in support of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group, … No tags for this post.

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Woman left quadriplegic son in woods in Philadelphia, police say
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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A mother abandoned her quadriplegic son in a wooded area of a Philadelphia park for nearly a week so she could visit her boyfriend in Maryland, police said. The 21-year-old disabled man was found by a passerby on Friday night … No tags for this post.

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Shi'ite fighters leave Tikrit after looting: Iraqi officials
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Shi'ite paramilitary fighters hold an Islamic State flag which they pulled down during victory celebrations after returning from Tikrit in Kerbala, south-west of Baghdad April 4, 2015. Almost all Shi'ite paramilitaries had left Tikrit on Saturday after … No tags for this post.

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British 'queen of memorabilia' eagerly awaits royal baby's birth
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(REUTERS) – With a Grenadier Guard in a sentry box beside the front door, and blue, white and red bunting festooning the outside, Heritage House stands out from other homes on this suburban London street. Statues of two Corgi dogs either side of the … No tags for this post.

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