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Syrian children return to school amid war

Syrian children return to school amid war

Sep 19, – Facing extraordinary challenges, millions of Syrian children in government-controlled areas returned to school this week despite the civil war that has left almost 4,000 schools — one in five — damaged, destroyed or sheltering displaced families. In Damascus, the Syrian capital, a frequent target of mortar shells fired by rebels entrenched in […]

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Rebels and troops resume fight in southern Philippines

Rebels and troops resume fight in southern Philippines

Sep 14, – Fighting has resumed between government troops and Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines, despite a recently agreed ceasefire. Officials said troops were battling to retake a series of villages near Zamboanga city, where members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) are holding about 100 people hostage. More than 50 people have […]

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Asiana crash teen crushed by firefighters vehicle

Asiana crash teen crushed by firefighters vehicle

July 20, As the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 burned, Ye Meng Yuan was lying on the ground just 30 feet (9 meters) away, buried by the firefighting foam rescue workers were spraying to douse the flames. A teenager survived the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco only to be struck and killed by a […]

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Observers: San Francisco plane crash survivors recall last moments of doomed flight

Observers: San Francisco plane crash survivors recall last moments of doomed flight

July 08, – Within moments, the aircraft was hurtling out of control, its rear portion ripped off. Baggage tumbled from the overhead bins onto passengers, dust filled the plane’s carcass and the oxygen masks had dropped down. People all around her were screaming. Fei Xiong and her 8-year-old son looked at each other and sensed […]

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