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  • A man carries an injured child following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on Monday in the Hanano district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. — AFP photo

  • Family members of the plane crash victims cry at Teaching hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday. — AP photo

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Defiant Thai protesters besiege govt buildings

Thai demonstrators besieged government offices Monday, including a temporary headquarters used by prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, in defiance of authorities who have vowed to reclaim key state buildings. Full story

23 kidnapped soldiers killed in Pakistan

Peace talks between the Pakistani government and Taliban insurgents broke down on Monday after insurgents said they executed 23 soldiers in revenge for army operations in the volatile tribal regions on the Afghan border. Full story

Venezuela blasts US interference

The Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, on Sunday accused Washington of plotting with anti-government protesters and expelled three US diplomats in retaliation. Maduro’s order came on the same day that fugitive opposition... Full story

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Syria talks failure spurs US-Russia recriminations

A man carries an injured child following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on Monday in the Hanano district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. — AFP photo
The United States accused Damascus on Monday of paralysing Geneva peace talks, while Russia said nations backing Syrian rebels were leaning toward a military, not a negotiated, outcome to a civil war whose death toll exceeds 140,000. A second round... Full story

Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian plane to seek Swiss asylum

The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane flying from Addis Ababa to Rome hijacked the aircraft on Monday and forced it to land in Geneva where he wanted to seek asylum, police said. The hijacker was arrested after he scaled... Full story

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Missing Nepal passenger plane found, no survivors

Family members of the plane crash victims cry at Teaching hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday. — AP photo
Nepalese troops Monday recovered 18 bodies from the snow-blanketed wreckage of a plane that crashed into a hillside, the latest disaster to hit the country’s internationally-blacklisted airlines. Body parts and debris from the Nepal Airlines... Full story

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Matteo Renzi to become Italy’s youngest PM

Matteo Renzi
Italy’s Matteo Renzi was nominated to be the European Union’s youngest prime minister on Monday and immediately outlined an ambitious reform plan, promising ‘energy, enthusiasm and commitment’ to revitalise the eurozone’s third... Full story

Indian editor charged with sexual assault

Tarun Tejpal
The Indian police charged the high-profile editor of an investigative magazine Monday with sexually assaulting a female colleague in the elevator of a five-star hotel in the resort state of Goa. The police also said Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal tried to evade... Full story

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North Korea’s leaders should be brought before an international court for a litany of crimes against humanity that include exterminating, starving and enslaving its population, a UN team said Monday. A hard-hitting report on... Full story


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