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Syrian army gains ground around Aleppo, looks to Raqqa

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MUNICH/BEIRUT Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province. | Video

World, Syria 10:32am IST

U.S. Justice Scalia, conservative icon, dead at 79

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WASHINGTON Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. | Video

Top News, World 12:52pm IST

N.Korea took 70 pct of Kaesong wages for weapons programme - S.Korea

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SEOUL South Korea said 70 percent of the U.S. dollars paid as wages and fees for the suspended Kaesong industrial project, run jointly with the North, had been diverted for Pyongyang's weapons programme and luxury goods for leader Kim Jong Un.

8:43am IST

U.S. Supreme Court vacancy upends presidential race

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WASHINGTON The sudden and shocking death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia opened a new and incendiary front in the already red-hot 2016 presidential race, one that promises to divide Democrats and Republicans and, perhaps, Republicans from themselves.

12:46pm IST

Asian-American judges among Obama's options as he seeks to replace Scalia

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WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has a number of likely options as he looks for a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. | Video

Top News, World 12:46pm IST

Pope presses Mexican president on corruption and drugs

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MEXICO CITY Pope Francis called on Mexico's government on Saturday to fight endemic corruption and drug trafficking and he then prayed with thousands before the icon that unites the country - the Virgin of Guadalupe. | Video

9:56am IST

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high - U.N.

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KABUL Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread across the country in the wake of the withdrawal of most international troops, the United Nations reported on Sunday.

South Asia, World 12:47pm IST

New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea

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WELLINGTON A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people.

12:38pm IST

Refusing to sit on lead, Trump gets bitter in Republican debate

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WASHINGTON Donald Trump, his face red with emotion, lashed out at rivals Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz on Saturday at the most acrimonious debate to date between Republican presidential candidates, shouting insults and casting aside a pledge to be more measured. | Video

12:52pm IST

U.S. Justice Scalia: outspoken conservative stalwart

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WASHINGTON In almost 30 years on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was strident, colorful, and most of all, conservative. That made him an unlikely buddy for fellow justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. | Video

Top News, World 12:46pm IST