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Syrian tanks 'shell' restive city of Hama
Activists report blasts in besieged city, as UN Security Council agrees "in principle" on critical statement.
Last updated: 03 Aug 2011 14:12 GMT
Protesters across Syria come under fire
Security Council fails to reach agreement on how to respond to crisis that Russia warned was veering towards civil war.
Last updated: 03 Aug 2011 01:54 GMT
Italy recalls its ambassador to Syria
International pressure on Syrian government intensifies, as security forces reportedly fire at night rallies.
Last updated: 02 Aug 2011 22:03 GMT
Deadly clashes reported as Syrians rally
Activists say seven people killed as government supporters and opponents clash in three cities.
Last updated: 21 Jun 2011 21:28 GMT
Assad orders new Syrian amnesty
President announces general amnesty for crimes committed up until June 20, as his supporters rally in major cities.
Last updated: 21 Jun 2011 14:47 GMT
Outrage follows Syria security crackdown
Bloodshed in cities across the country prompts protesters to redouble calls for end to president Bashar al-Assad's rule.
Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand
Last updated: 23 Apr 2011 16:44 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
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Sistine Chapel for rent: Is nothing sacred?
What happens to the Caucasus when Russia stumbles
Will France take Sarkozy back?
Western fascination with 'badass' Kurdish women
Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
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