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Sunday, 16 June 2013





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A Syrian girl, who fled with her family the recent violence in Qusayr, plays with other children in the backyard of Arsal Municipality in the Bekaa valley as she waits to register her name and find a shelter. AFP

US vows military aid to Syria rebels:

Rebel battles intensify in Syria

A US pledge to step up military aid to Syrian rebels because of alleged use of chemical arms by the regime drew criticism from Damascus ally Russia and from UN chief Ban Ki-moon. Syria itself dismissed the accusation as “lies.”

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Pakistan militants demolish Jinnah’s house

The Residency, a national monument located in Balochistan province, was used by Jinnah during his last days. Militants on Saturday attacked a historic 121-year-old building in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province that was used by the country’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, killing a policeman and causing extensive damage to the structure.

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New Zealand boy, 11, fathers child to woman, 36

An 11-year-old New Zealand boy was reported to have fathered a child with the 36-year-old mother of a school friend, raising questions on why women cannot be charged with rape in the country. Counsellors working in the area of child sexual abuse said the case highlighted a lack of attention to women as potential offenders,

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