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Nobel laureates, doctors urge end to attacks on Syria hospitals

PARIS: Fifty leaders in world medicine, including three winners of the Nobel prize, on Monday urged all combattants in Syria to spare hospitals, doctors and nurses, warning that the country’s medical infrastructure was being deliberately targeted and was now on the brink of collapse. “Systematic assaults on medical professionals, facilities and patients are breaking Syria’s health-care system and making it nearly ...

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Declining international adoptions

After rising for decades, the number of overseas adoptions has dropped by almost half since 2004. In this series, CNN probes the reasons behind the decline and whether the trend could — or should — be reversed.

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Six killed in Colombia bar stampede

A stampede triggered when police in Colombia raided a crowded bar in Bogota has left six people dead and five injured, officials say.

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Man Booker ‘to admit US authors’

The Man Booker Prize risks “losing its distinctiveness” if it opens up to American authors, some British writers suggest.

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Qatar 2022: Too hot for football?

As the debate rages about Qatar 2022, CNN’s Leone Lakhani looks at what it’s like to play football in the Gulf heat.

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Hurricane, tropical storm combine to kill 21 in Mexico

ACAPULCO: Mexico, already battered by heavy rain, landslides and floods on its Pacific and eastern coasts that have killed at least 21 people, braced Monday for an expected hit from Hurricane Ingrid. Thousands of people were evacuated as Ingrid and Manuel — downgraded to a tropical depression — flanked Mexico on the Pacific and Gulf coasts, causing rivers to overflow, flooding ...

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Greece hit by new wave of strikes

A week of mass strike action begins in Greece in protest at government plans to dismiss civil servants in exchange for international bailout loans.

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Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor

Japan’s only operating nuclear reactor will be shut down for maintenance before Monday, leaving the country with no nuclear power supply for the second time in 40 years.

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S Korea kills man swimming to North

South Korean troops shoot dead a man trying to swim across a border river into the North after he repeatedly ignored warnings to stop, officials say.

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Lahore gang-rape: Outcry over rape of five-year-old girl

LAHORE: Rights campaigners staged protest rallies across Pakistan on Sunday against the rape of a five-year-old girl in the eastern city of Lahore whose condition is relatively stable. Police still have no clue who carried out the attack despite detaining several suspects and releasing most of them after questioning, a law enforcement official said. Police said the child was found outside ...

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‘Honour killing’: Three women shot dead near Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Relatives have shot dead three women in Jawaki village, Darra Adam Khel district after one of them left her husband, officials said Monday. A 22-year-old woman from Karachi who married a Jawaki shopkeeper about two years ago was accused of fleeing her husband’s house and marrying another man in the Swat valley with the help of her aunt and cousin, a local ...

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