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Civilians Killed Across Northern Syria as Fighting Resumes in Aleppo

Civilians Killed Across Northern Syria as Fighting Resumes in Aleppo

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday that government forces and their allies have regained control of Al-Assad and Minyan districts, west of Syria's largest city. The army also marched south and captured two rebel-held areas. The city has been divided for years between the government-held west and rebel-controlled east.



Hate crimes against Muslims up by 67 percent in 2015

As predicted by civil rights organizations, attacks against Muslims increased in 2015, continuing an upward trend from the year before, with an additional 103 hate crimes. "We need to do a better job of tracking and reporting hate crime to fully understand what is happening in our communities and how to stop it", James B.


Scott aims to put 1 bad hole behind him, win in Australia

Scott aims to put 1 bad hole behind him, win in Australia

It's just the way the game goes", said Scott. Luck, ranked the world's No.2 amateur and tipped to lead an imminent golden era in Australian golf, has a walk-up spot in three of next year's four majors, but has revealed he is poised to shun two of them in a bid to earn a US PGA Tour card for 2018.


Indonesia police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect

Indonesia police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect

Purnama, who was barred from leaving the country, faces up to five years in prison if the case goes to court and he is found guilty. Ahok has apologised for the comments but hardline Muslim groups have demanded that he resign, claiming that he insulted the Koran and thus Islam.



Official says 2 French divers die on Great Barrier Reef

Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators executive director Col McKenzie said the pair suffered sudden medical issues. "Crew on the Passions boat worked to save them all, including CPR and using oxygen, but tragically two are dead". Two of them, a man and a woman, died after being pulled from the water unconscious, while the third survived, the newspaper added. A lookout pulled him to the beach tried to resuscitate him.


Biden: Trump administration will stand with Israel

Biden: Trump administration will stand with Israel

France is now pushing for an global conference to revitalise the moribund peace process, but Israel has said it will not take part - saying any peace talks should be bilateral between the two sides. "I am confident that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between our two countries and bring it to ever greater heights", Netanyahu said.