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Syria conflict: Israel evacuates White Helmets

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Members of the White Helmets operating in Aleppo in northern Syria Israel says it has carried out an evacuation of members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group from a war zone in south-western Syria. Some 422 volunteers and family members were taken to Jordan via the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights […]

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Trade war a reality, French finance minister warns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Trump administration says protecting US steel and aluminium producers is a matter of national security A trade war is now a reality, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned as G20 ministers gather for a summit in Argentina. The current US trade policy of imposing unilateral tariffs […]

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LA police arrest suspect after deadly shop siege

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police sealed off the area around the supermarket Los Angeles police have arrested a suspect who earlier barricaded himself in a shop with about 40 people inside. “We have successfully taken the suspect into custody without incident,” the LAPD tweeted after a three-hour siege. People were seen fleeing the Trader […]

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Pakistan election: Who's who and why it matters

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPakistan’s election: Five things to know Tens of millions of Pakistanis are preparing to vote in a general election on Wednesday after a campaign tainted by violence and dominated by political controversy. What happens in this South Asian country of nearly 200 million matters: it is a […]

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Ukraine crisis: US to give Kiev $200m in defence support

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ukraine accuses Russia of sending its troops and arming separatists in the east The US has announced it will give Ukraine $200m (£152m) to strengthen its defence capabilities. In a statement, the Pentagon said the funds would be for training, communications, medical, and other non-lethal operational needs. The US said […]