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Thousands flee as Syria violence intensifies

Thousands flee as Syria violence intensifies

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The Syrian government's fresh assault on the last rebel stronghold in the country has sparked another mass movement of people, with tens of thousands fleeing the fighting. Turkish troops were spotted early on Tuesday morning moving into positions along the Syrian border as fears mounted about an humanitarian catastrophe.Turkish politicians have been warning about the possibility of a "mass migration" for days as violence intensifies across their southeastern border.Bashar al Assad's fighters have moved into the south of Idlib Province on a ground offensive for the first time in nearly three years, and this - coupled with more airstrikes - has prompted another wave of people to flee further into the overly crowded Idlib City and beyond.Image:Flimsy tents are pitched in soggy mud o...
Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceOne person has died and 19 others were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally in the US state of Virginia, police say.Earlier, street brawls erupted between white nationalists planning to attend the march and counter-protesters.The mayor of Charlottesville, where the now-cancelled rally was taking place, said he was "heartbroken" at the death. President Donald Trump has condemned the violence, and local officials have declared a state of emergency.The "Unite the Right" march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of a general who had fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the US Civil War. In addition to those injured in the car incident, the Charlottesville Police Department said 15 were inj...