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Air strikes pound rebel-held Aleppo districts

BEIRUT Dozens of air strikes hit rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo overnight, a monitor and defense worker said, continuing a fierce air campaign by Syrian government and allied forces since a ceasefire broke down almost a week ago.

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Colombia, Marxist rebels to sign accord ending 52-year war

CARTAGENA, Colombia Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko will use a pen made from a bullet on Monday to sign an agreement ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and made their nation a byword for violence.

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Azerbaijan holds referendum to extend president's term

BAKU Azerbaijan held a referendum on Monday on extending the presidential term from five to seven years, a step that a European democracy watchdog said would hand unprecedented power to President Ilham Aliyev.

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Slovak PM Fico says EU migrant quotas are "politically finished"

PRAGUE The policy of quotas for distributing asylum seekers among European Union member states is "politically finished", Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Monday.

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Six soldiers killed in clashes with militants in southeast Turkey: sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Six Turkish soldiers were killed and one was injured on Monday in clashes with militants in the largely Kurdish southeast, security and hospital sources said.

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Small boats take on big ships in Venice protest

Protesters took to small boats in Venice on Sunday evening (September 25) to demonstrate against huge cruise ships being allowed to pass through the Italian city's canals. | Video

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