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U.N. Hopes For Syria Peace Talks In October Or November

Pic: ReutersGENEVA: The United Nations hopes for a "serious negotiation" between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday.

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U.S. Forces To Stay In Syria For Decades, Say Militia Allies

Pic: ReutersAIN ISSA, SYRIA: Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region.

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Trump Blasts Republican Senators Over Charlottesville Criticism

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a growing number of fellow Republicans who denounced his response to the Charlottesville, Virginia violence, further fueling the latest controversy to engulf his seven-month-old presidency.

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Rights Groups Slam 'Outrageous' Indian Plan To Deport Rohingya

Pic: ReutersMUMBAI: Rights groups have condemned India's plan to deport some 40,000 Rohingya Muslims, saying India should abide by its legal obligations and protect the stateless refugees who face persecution in Myanmar.

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Critics Cry Foul As Joshua Wong And Other Young Hong Kong Democracy Leaders Get Jail

Pic: ReutersHONG KONG: A Hong Kong appeals court jailed three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city's democracy movement for six to eight months on Thursday, dealing a blow to the youth-led push for universal suffrage and prompting accusations of political interference.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Attacks Donald Trump's Incendiary Comments On Charlottesville Violence

Pic: ReutersApple's Tim Cook has become the latest top CEO to criticise Donald Trump's response to the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Australia's Hanson Wears Burqa To Parliament In Bid To Ban Them

Pic: ReutersCANBERRA: Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims.

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A-Level Results: Malala Yousafzai Gets A Place At Oxford

Pic: ReutersMalala Yousafzai has gained a place at Oxford University after getting her A-level results.

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Cute Thai AirAsia Stewardess's Performance During Flight Delay Is The Best Inflight Entertainment You'll See Today

A pretty Thai AirAsia stewardess has been capturing the hearts online with her bubbly personality and beautiful voice after a video of her performing during a flight delay was uploaded online.

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Trump's Crisis Spurs Talk Of White House Departures

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK/WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be looking for a way out.

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