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Syrian families flee barrage of airstrikes in Aleppo

The United States and Russia begin talks this week on the fighting in Aleppo, Syria. Russia's foreign minister says he expects a deal to withdraw rebel forces from the city. Russian-backed air strikes in southwestern Syria over the weekend killed more than 70 people. Debora Patta reports from Aleppo.

Italian PM Renzi to step down after referendum defeat

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he's resigning after the crushing defeat of a referendum. The vote against political reforms may be another sign of rising anti-establishment sentiment in Europe. Seth Doane reports from Rome...

Twitter account of 7-year-old girl in besieged Aleppo disappears

“We are sure the army is capturing us now. We will see each other another day dear world. Bye.-Fatemah #Aleppo” final tweet says

UN: Record $22.2B in humanitarian aid needed for 2017

"This is a reflection of a state of humanitarian need in the world not witnessed since the Second World War,” OCHA chief says

Pakistan: Multiple deaths, injuries in four-star hotel fire

"We tied the bed sheets together to make a rope, and used that to climb down from the fourth floor," survivor says

Trump tweets about China policies after Taiwan flap

The social media messages follow Mr. Trump's controversial phone call with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ying-wen

89-year-old veteran who placed ad seeking work starts new job

The Army veteran who made national headlines in Britain with a newspaper ad seeking work has started his new job at a restaurant in southwestern England

New Zealand PM stuns nation with announcement of resignation

New Zealand’s popular Prime Minister John Key had been widely expected to contest his fourth general election next year

Syria’s long, brutal civil war may be reaching turning point

Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, which was taken over in 2012 by anti-government rebels, is slowly falling back into the control of the Assad regime

Italian premier resigns after defeat of reforms referendum

Matteo Renzi had pledged to quit if voters rejected the reforms he said would have modernized Italy

Aleppo slowly falling back into control by Assad regime

Syria's largest city, Aleppo, which was taken over in 2012 by anti-government rebels backed by the U.S., is slowly falling back under control of the Assad regime. For those who manage to escape to the government side, a hot meal and medical care await. Debora Patta reports.

Fidel Castro laid to rest on Cuba's final day of mourning

Former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro was laid to rest Sunday on the ninth and final day of mourning in the country. His ashes were buried in a small, private ceremony at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery, the resting place of many revolutionary fighters. Manuel Bojorquez has more.

European voters go to polls in Italy, Austria

Left-leaning candidate Alexander Van der Bellen won Austria's presidential election. Meanwhile in Italy, voters considered a package of constitutional changes that could lead to their Prime Minister's resignation. Seth Doane reports from Rome.

Fake U.S. embassy shut down after 10 years

The sham embassy operated by organized crime issued both legitimate and counterfeit U.S. visas for $6,000, U.S. State Department says

Many in Brazil soccer don't want to play after crash

Brazilian Football Confederation has not clarified if matches will take place next weekend, after the Chapecoense plane crash killed players

Iran High Court upholds billionaire's death sentence

Well-known tycoon Babak Zanjani linked to shady oil sales during the controversial rule of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Austria rejects far-right party in presidential election

Austria was the first European nation to test the grip of post-Trump populism, giving hope to the continent's progressives

Iran issues threat over U.S. bill renewing sanctions

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani promised “prompt response” if U.S. sanctions are extended by 10 years

Fidel Castro’s ashes interred in private ceremony

Cuban officials made a last-minute cancellation of plans to broadcast the events live on national and international television

Gunman kills politician, two journalists in Finland

A 23-year-old was arrested for shooting three women outside a restaurant in southeastern Finland with a rifle

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