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Syria barrel bombs kill 85 in Aleppo

Syrians inspect the rubble of destroyed buildings following a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, on Friday. — AP photo
At least 85 people were killed in 24 hours of Syrian regime air raids on the city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said Sunday, after 10 days of inconclusive peace talks. The deaths came as a suicide car bombing in a Hezbollah stronghold across the border... Full story

Killings rattle voters

Afghanistan’s presidential candidates held rallies in Kabul on Sunday at the start of a campaign to elect Hamid Karzai’s successor, as the killing of a frontrunner’s aides highlighted the security threat to the poll. Full story

Italy hit by flooding, snow, windstorms

Heavy rains and windstorms battered Italy on Saturday, swelling rivers and flooding fields and roads, while alpine areas saw abundant snow. The spate of bad weather was expected to last until Tuesday. Full story

S Sudan rebels report attacks by govt forces

A brigadier speaking for rebels in South Sudan said Sunday that government troops have attacked their positions, actively violating a cease-fire in what he called a deliberate attempt to sabotage imminent peace talks. Full story

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Ukraine’s opposition appeals aid to West

Anti-government protesters hold a rally in central Kiev, on Sunday. — Reuters photo
Ukraine’s opposition on Sunday called for international mediation and appealed for Western financial aid for the first time in their protests against the president, Viktor Yanukovych. As tens of thousands of people rallied in Kiev, boxer-turned-politician... Full story

Woody Allen’s adopted child renews molest claim

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Dylan Farrow has renewed molestation allegations against Woody Allen, claiming the movie director sexually assaulted her when she was 7 after he and actress Mia Farrow adopted her. In an open letter to The New York Times posted online on... Full story

Taliban nominate Imran to mediate peace talks

The Pakistani Taliban have nominated the names of five political and religious leaders to mediate peace talks with government negotiators, their spokesman said on Saturday, DAWN.com reported. Full story

US, Iran meet to discuss final N-accord

The foreign ministers of the United States and Iran held rare private talks in Germany on Sunday to discuss the next stage in efforts to reach a definitive agreement to end a decade-old dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme. Full story

Rights, democracy under threat in Lanka: US

Democracy is under threat in Sri Lanka and its rights record has deteriorated in the five years since the end of a bloody ethnic war, a top US envoy said on Saturday. Nisha Biswal, assistant secretary of state for South and Central... Full story

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Shia rebels have overrun strongholds of a rival Sunni tribal group in fighting that has killed at least 40 people in northern Yemen in the last two days, tribal sources said on Sunday. The fighting compounds the challenges faced... Full story


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