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Heartbroken residents get glimpse of Raqa in ruins

Tears streaming down her freckled face, 35-year-old Asya took in the shattered glass, gutted storefronts and crumbling cafes — all that remain of her favourite shopping street in Syria’s Raqa.

UK PM May’s ‘lonely’ Brexit photo goes viral

Social media on Friday mocked embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May over a photograph of her sitting alone in a room awaiting EU Brexit talks, calling it a “metaphor” for her isolated position.

UN draws flak after naming Mugabe goodwill ambassador

The United Nations faced criticism Friday after naming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador” to promote health causes, despite the country’s dire health crisis under his rule.

Spain to grab Catalonia powers as crisis intensifies

Spain will on Saturday take unprecedented steps to seize powers from Catalonia’s separatist government after Madrid won powerful backing from the king and the EU in its battle to keep the country together.
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