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British men jailed for funding Brussels bomb suspect

Abrini then allegedly went on to help with the attacks on Brussels airport and a metro station on 22 March this year, which killed 32 people. Ahmed, a 27-year-old from Birmingham, had pleaded guilty to the offence last month and received an eight-year jail term.



Syria says 98 percent of east Aleppo retaken

It said 47 of its 57 staff are stuck in rebel-held areas and that it has lost contact with majority. Opposition fighters and tens of thousands of civilians are now confined to just a handful of neighbourhoods in the city's southeast, including the Sukkari and Mashhad districts.


Syrian troops take even more ground in rebel part of Aleppo

Syrian troops take even more ground in rebel part of Aleppo

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says Russian Federation is using double talk and lies to undermine the effort to produce a cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Rami Abdurrahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the district remains under fire and that fighting continues there.



Syrian troops seize wide southern stretch of city of Aleppo

Ayrault said Monday that "there is Russian double talk and a form of permanent lying". It said rebel shelling of government-held west Aleppo had killed 130 civilians, including 40 children. The US National Security Council also said, in a message passed on by the American mission in Geneva, that Moscow had rejected a ceasefire. He told reporters in Brussels that Russia's tactics are aimed at "saving the regime of Bashar Assad and bringing about the fall of Aleppo".



New Italian coalition government to be sworn in

However, a small center-right party that had supported the previous premier, Matteo Renzi, said it might not back the new government, raising doubts over whether Gentiloni will have the numbers in parliament to form a majority. "I think the government has a limited assignment", D'Alema said. But many, starting with President Mattarella, agree Italy must first urgently overhaul its election law to make the country more governable.



Southern strikes confirmed as Court of Appeal refuses to prevent walkout

However, this is the first time Southern drivers have walked out. Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express will be accepting each other's tickets during the strike. In addition, the RMT has today urged the ORR to investigate claims that Southern deliberately sabotaged services and falsely blamed the disruption on striking workers.