Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo

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Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo

Tens of thousands of Syrians fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo on Friday, and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege.

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Syria peace talks falter as army presses Aleppo

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Syria peace talks falter as army presses Aleppo

A Syrian military offensive threatened critical rebel supply lines into the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and Damascus echoed its opponents in contradicting a U.N. envoy's assertion peace talks had begun.

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Zika virus tied to birth defects is international emergency, WHO says

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Zika virus tied to birth defects is international emergency, WHO says

GENEVA/LONDON, Feb 1 - The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, as the U.N. agency sought to build a global response to the threat.

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Syria peace talks hit trouble after Damascus blast kills 60

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Syria's main opposition group met U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura for the first time on Sunday, but the peace process ran straight into trouble after Islamic State bombers killed more than 60 people near the country's holiest Shi'ite shrine.

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UN hopes main Syrian opposition group joins peace talks

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Syria's main opposition group has arrived in Geneva where peace talks are underway to bring an end to the country's civil war.

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Syrian opposition to go to Geneva as peace talks open

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Syrian opposition to go to Geneva as peace talks open

Syria's main opposition group agreed to travel to Geneva, where the United Nations on Friday opened peace talks to end the country's five-year-old war, but said it wanted to discuss humanitarian issues before engaging in political negotiations.

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Syrian government to start peace talks on Friday: U.N.

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Syrian government to start peace talks on Friday: U.N.

The U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will meet a Syrian government delegation in Geneva on Friday to kick off the first peace talks for almost two years and will later meet other participants in the talks, his office said in a statement.

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Zika virus 'spreading explosively': WHO chief

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Zika virus 'spreading explosively': WHO chief

The Zika virus is "spreading explosively" in the Americas and the region may see up to four million cases of the disease strongly suspected of causing birth defects, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.

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Syria peace talks derailed as opposition stays away

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Syria peace talks derailed as opposition stays away

The Syrian opposition said it will not attend peace talks due to begin in Geneva on Friday, derailing the first attempt in two years to hold negotiations aimed at ending the five-year-long war.

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WHO says extremely alarmed by Zika, could reach 4 million cases

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WHO says extremely alarmed by Zika, could reach 4 million cases

GENEVA, Jan 28 – The World Health Organization (WHO) expects the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas, to affect between three million and four million people, a disease expert said on Thursday.

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Syrian opposition puts off decision on peace talks

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Syrian opposition puts off decision on peace talks

A major Syrian opposition group postponed a decision on joining peace talks in Switzerland, as wrangling over who will go threatened to derail the biggest push yet to resolve the war.

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Syria opposition meets to decide on peace talks

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Syria opposition meets to decide on peace talks

An important component of Syria's opposition resumed discussions in the Saudi capital on Wednesday to decide whether to join peace talks in Geneva.

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Syria talks invites sent to range of opposition figures

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Syria talks invites sent to range of opposition figures

The United Nations on Tuesday sent out invitations for fresh Syria peace talks in Geneva later this week, including to figures excluded from a key opposition body.

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Syria peace talks stalled over who represents opposition

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Syria peace talks stalled over who represents opposition

Syrian peace talks meant to begin this week were stalled on Monday partly over the question of who would represent the opponents of President Bashar al-Assad.

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Syria regime advances in northwest ahead of peace talks

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Syria regime advances in northwest ahead of peace talks

Pro-government forces overran the last major rebel-held town in Syria's coastal Latakia province Sunday, as the United Nations prepares to host talks on ending the country's nearly five-year war.

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