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Monitor says Syrian army seizes Aleppo Old City from rebels

BEIRUT A war monitor said on Wednesday the Syrian army had seized control of all parts of the Old City of Aleppo which had been held by rebels, part of an advance which has seen insurgents lose around two thirds of their main urban stronghold over the past two weeks.

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Iowa governor Branstad is Trump's pick as China ambassador: Bloomberg

The governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, has accepted President-elect Donald Trump's offer to be U.S. ambassador to China, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

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Valls seen losing French presidential race in first round: poll

PARIS Manuel Valls, who launched a bid for France's presidential election on Monday, would not gather enough support to go through to its second round, according to an opinion poll published on Wednesday.

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Thailand to investigate BBC over profile of new king: minister

BANGKOK Thailand's defense minister said on Wednesday authorities will investigate the BBC on suspicion of insulting the monarchy in connection with a Thai-language profile of the new king that has stirred social media anger.

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Ukraine feels let down by EU with visa deal elusive

KIEV Ukraine feels let down by the European Union for not keeping to a promise to give its citizens visa-free travel in the bloc, senior Ukrainian officials said.

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Bangladesh upholds death sentences over 2004 attack on British envoy

DHAKA Bangladesh's Supreme Court upheld death sentences on Wednesday for three members of an outlawed Islamist militant group in connection with a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004.

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