• Can the 'de-escalation' plan in Syria work?

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    ISIS is an alternative acronym for the Sunni militant group. The Syrian government has not signed the agreement but state media says leaders support the accord. Controversially, Russia said US-led coalition aircraft would be banned from these zones, which Washington reportedly brushed off late Friday. "As for the agreements, we are not a party to that agreement and of course we will never be in favour (of it) as long as Iran is called a guarantor state".
  • Obama Presidential Center Design Unveiled

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    Obama said that despite a bidding competition regarding the center's location, his vote had always been for the University of Chicago's push for a South Side location. The park-like campus will feature three buildings including a museum, a forum and a library. It will also have an auditorium, a restaurant and garden.
  • Trump, Putin discuss North Korea, Syria cease-fire, WH says

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    The Kremlin denied that the government of President Bashar Assad of Syria was responsible for the chemical attack and accused the United States of violating global law. The call comes after Putin characterized a U.S. strike against a Syrian government air base "aggression against a sovereign state in violation of the norms of worldwide law".
  • Boko Haram-Chibok girls swap, 'boost for insurgents' - Opposition

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    It is the largest release since Boko Haram fighters stormed a secondary school in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria in April 2014 and seized 276 teenaged girls who were preparing to sit high school exams. Photographs released by the ICRC showed a line of girls wearing vests emblazoned with the charity's logo waiting to board a military helicopter. "What we need to understand is there are still 113 unaccounted Chibok girls out there", she added.
  • Detention of American Christian in North Korea 'concerning' - White House

    Detention of American Christian in North Korea 'concerning' - White House

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    Rice also said China is the key to the North Korea problem. The U.S. Forces stationed in South Korea is preparing to launch a human intelligence unit, dubbed HUMINT force specializing in collecting intelligence on North Korea in a bid to strengthen its surveillance against North Korea's nuclear and missile activities that have become more frequent and bolder than before.
  • Ismail Haniya, Hamas new political leader

    Ismail Haniya, Hamas new political leader

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    Considered a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union, Hamas has taken steps in recent days that are seen as a bid to ease its global isolation while not alienating hardliners within the movement. Last week, Hamas unveiled a new policy document easing its stance on Israel having long called for its destruction. "The new Hamas document says that Israel has no right to exist, it says every inch of our land belongs to the Palestinians, it says there is no acceptable solution ...
  • 2 missing after vehicle drifts into river in Quebec floods

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    A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian city of Montreal on Sunday afternoon after widespread flooding hit the region. In Quebec, many schools and other public institutions remained closed Monday. With rain for in the forecast for much of southern Quebec, the province says the heavy flooding that has devastated more than 140 communities is expected to get worse today.
  • May's Conservatives hold 17 point lead in election race - Survation

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    She insisted that the majority of Scots are opposed to independence despite the recent vote by MSPs calling for a second referendum, when the SNP and Greens combined. "Because we have a massive fight on our hands against an all-powerful SNP". "There's no question the Tory vote is on the increase and therefore we have to galvanise the SNP support", he told Press Association Scotland.
  • Suspect in doctors' deaths faces murder charges

    Suspect in doctors' deaths faces murder charges

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    Field "was a guiding vision" at North Shore Pain Management , which he helped create in 2010, the practice said in a statement . Before his work there, Field was an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at Beverly Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.