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Syrian forces drop chlorine in Aleppo

Syrian government forces have been accused of dropping barrel bombs containing chlorine from helicopters on a suburb of Aleppo, injuring 80 people

. Volunteer emergency workers say people suffered breathing difficulties after an attack on the on the Sukari area. A UN-led investigation in August found the government had used chlorine on at least two occasions. The Syrian government has always denied using chemical weapons

Syrian Government helicopters 'drop chlorine' on Aleppo

Syrian government forces have been accused of dropping barrel bombs containing chlorine from helicopters on a suburb of Aleppo, injuring 80 people. Volunteer emergency workers say people suffered breathing difficulties after an attack on the Sukari area.

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Philippines President regrets abusive remark over Obama

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed regret for his abusive remark while referring to President Barack Obama. In a statement read out by his spokesman, Duterte said his “strong comments” to certain questions by a reporter “elicited concern as well as distress and also regret

it came across as a personal attack on the US President." The Philippines President made the remarks before flying to Laos, where he will attend a regional summit. He had been scheduled to meet US President
Barak Obama separately. But Obama indicated that he was having second thoughts about that meeting after the remark.

G20 summit concludes

The 11th summit of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies concluded on Monday, reaching extensive consensus on pursuing innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economic growth.

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UN human rights chief condemns Western politicians.


The UN's human rights chief has launched a scathing attack on Western populist politicians, branding them "demagogues and political fantasists". Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein singled out Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders, saying he used bigotry as a political weapon.

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Indian PM emphasises the need of eliminating safe havens for economic offenders

 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made it clear that effective financial governance requires to act against the corrupt and elimination of “safe havens” for economic offenders .
He also called on G20 members to break down the web of excessive banking secrecy.

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G20 leaders told 'avoid empty talk' by China's Xi Jinping

China's President Xi Jinping has urged leaders of the world's 20 largest economies to avoid "empty talk" as they look to quicken economic growth.

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Philippines bomb attack kills 14

At least 14 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Deadly bomb attack on Pakistan court

A suicide bomber has attacked a court in the northern Pakistani city of Mardan, killing at least 11 people and injuring nearly 30. The Police said the attacker threw a hand grenade before running into the court area and detonating a bomb.

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A suicide bomber kills 13 in Pakistan

A suicide bomber has attacked a court in the northern Pakistani city of Mardan, killing at least 13 people and injuring nearly 40.Police said that the attacker threw a hand grenade before running into the court area and detonating a bomb .

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