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Syrian troops battle rebels around Damascus
Heavy fighting continues at the capital's outskirts after opposition fighters overran strategic army positions.
Last updated: 08 Feb 2013 11:43 GMT
Syria rejects UN report on 'child torture'
Ambassador to UN Bashar Jaafari calls allegations hostile propaganda, blaming abuse of children on "terrorist groups".
Last updated: 20 Sep 2012 15:46 GMT
Iran seeks solution to Syria conflict
Foreign minister Ali Salehi tells Assad that solution to civil war lies "only in Syria and within Syrian family".
Last updated: 20 Sep 2012 08:23 GMT
Syrians under 'indiscriminate' attack
Rights group Amnesty International says Syrian forces waging "relentless" attacks against its people.
Last updated: 19 Sep 2012 08:58 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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