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Troops advance in Aleppo, Russia proposes aid corridors

Elite Syrian troops moved into east Aleppo Thursday ahead of a push into the most densely populated areas


New York (AFP) - President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of cautious US diplomacy Friday to speak with the president of Taiwan, at the risk of provoking a serious rift with China.

Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the 18-year-old Somali refugee who hurt a dozen people in a car and knife attack at Ohio State University in the US, has been buried.

Lima (AFP) - A 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Peru killed one person, injured 17 others and damaged dozens of homes, officials said Friday.

Beijing (AFP) - An explosion at a coal mine in northeast China has killed 21 people, with rescuers attempting to reach the sole survivor after three days trapped underground, state media reported …

Seoul (AFP) - South Korea's three opposition parties filed an impeachment motion early Saturday against scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye which will be put to a vote in the national assembly next …

Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela angrily rejected as a "coup" its suspension from South American economic bloc Mercosur on Friday, the harshest international punishment yet for President Nicolas Maduro's …

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