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'Cessation of hostilities' in Syria lets Russia keep bombing

MUNICH Major powers agreed on Friday to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week, doing nothing in the meantime to halt Russian bombing poised to give government forces their biggest victory of the five-year-old war.

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Bolivia's Morales loses ground ahead of Feb. 21 referendum: poll

LA PAZ Bolivian President Evo Morales has lost ground in his effort at changing the constitution to allow him to run for a third term, according to a poll published on Friday.

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With prize in sight, Brexit camp risks dashing its dream

WITHAM, England Striding through a housing estate in the drizzle to hand out leaflets, 52-year-old builder Kevin Lovett throws up his arms in despair as he rails against the deceit he sees at the heart of the European Union.

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In Myanmar, political mood sours as transition talks hit a snag

NAYPYITAW The mood of goodwill evident in early talks between Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's military over the country's transition to democratic government has soured, as tensions rise over how to divide up power and deal with the legacy of junta rule.

Myanmar 7:33am EST

Srebrenica general died of natural causes, war crimes court says

AMSTERDAM Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir, who was sentenced to life in prison for crimes including his role in the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, died of natural causes this week, the court that convicted him said.

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Kenya's Ruto hopes for Hague victory due to lost witness testimony

AMSTERDAM International judges rule on Friday on the admissibility of witness testimony against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, a decision that could trigger the collapse of another major case before the International Criminal Court.

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