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#TECH 24

Changing the world, one video game at a time

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IN THE PAPERS

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

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IN THE PAPERS

Canada and Russia exchange snarky tweets

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AFRICA NEWS

Ebola in Nigeria: First death outside of Lagos

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AFRICA NEWS

Niger: Top opposition figure to be questioned in baby-trafficking scandal

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AFRICA NEWS

Liberia: President dismisses top officials who ignored call to return home

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BUSINESS DAILY

Google rivals Amazon with delivery drone tests

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DEBATE

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000 (part 2)

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Latest update 20/11/2013

Syria: From Arab Spring to civil war

Peaceful protests in the spring of 2011 raised hopes of political change in Syria, but instead marked the start of a brutal civil war. Fighting between rebel factions and Bashar al-Assad’s regime has since claimed over 100,000 lives, sparked a refugee crisis, sowed divisions among Western powers and threatens to engulf the region.

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  • DEBATE

    War in Syria: where do Kurds stand?

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  • DEBATE

    War in Syria: where do Kurds stand?

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  • DEBATE

    Syria's bloodiest day yet? (Part 2)

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Background
'Kerry more willing to push White House on Syria'

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Bilal Saab, Director of US-based Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis

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The challenge of dismantling Syria’s chemical weapons

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Conflict threatens Syria's archaeological heritage

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