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Syrian President Bashar Assad refused any security cooperation with Western nations or the reopening of their embassies, until they cut ties with opposition and insurgent groups. Shortly after Assad gave his speech on Sunday, a shell hit the first international fair in the country since the war began six years ago, killing and wounding several people. Assad’s defiant comments come at a time when his troops and pro-Iranian militiamen are gaining ground across the country under the cover of Russian airstrikes. Many countries have ceased calling for him to step down.


Boston March Against Hate Speech Avoids Charlottesville Chaos

BOSTON, US: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest a "free speech" rally featuring far-right speakers a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demonstration.


File image of Injured people being treated in Barcelona, Spain. AP

Barcelona (Spain): Spanish police hunting for a suspect after the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people said on Sunday they could not rule out that he had slipped over the border into France.


Thousands Protest In Hong Kong Over Jailing Of Democracy Activists

HONG KONG: Thousands of supporters of three jailed young democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest their sentences.


Her casket, draped in the national flag of Pakistan, was given a 19-gun salute, with contingents of all three armed forces present on the occasion.

Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau, a German physician and nun known as “Pakistan’s Mother Teresa” was today accorded a full state funeral, a first for a Christian woman in the Muslim-majority country.


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