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The United Nations' first relief airlift to Syria from Iraq will deliver food and winter supplies to the mostly Kurdish northeast over the next 10 days.
Barack Obama's handshake with Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial was not "pre-planned," a US official said.
As the world remembers Nelson Mandela, these are some of the leaders' funerals that have attracted a massive, devoted following in decades past.
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Mexican police have arrested a man accused of ordering and participating in the murders of more than 200 people, say authorities.
Seven people died in looting in northern Argentina sparked by a police strike, say authorities.
Israel's parliament has moved to ensure African migrants who enter the country illegally can be held without charge.
Two members of Pussy Riot and 30 people arrested in a Greenpeace protest could be freed under an amnesty proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Snow moved into the US mid-Atlantic region causing treacherous traffic and power outages that forced many government offices and schools to close.
The head of OPCW, Ahmet Uzumcu, has said that the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons could begin in late January.
Pro-Europe protesters regrouped in central Kiev in defiance of riot police who herded them away from government buildings.
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