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Obama urges Russia to stop bombing 'moderate' Syria rebels

BEIRUT/RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. U.S. President Barack Obama urged Russia on Sunday to stop bombing "moderate" rebels in Syria in support of its ally Bashar al-Assad, a campaign seen in the West as a major obstacle to latest efforts to end the war. | Video

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Majority of Spaniards see new elections as inevitable - poll

MADRID A majority of Spaniards believe that new national elections will have to be called given that party leaders have been unable to agree on a viable coalition after an inconclusive poll in December, a survey showed on Sunday.

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British rock band Viola Beach reported killed in car crash in Sweden

LONDON/STOCKHOLM Britain's Foreign Office said five men, which Swedish media reported were the four members and manager of the rock band Viola Beach, were killed when their car crashed in Sweden early on Saturday morning.

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No date set for Saudi king's visit to Russia - SPA

DUBAI No date has been set for Saudi King Salman's visit to Russia, Saudi Arabia's state news agency SPA reported on Sunday citing a source at the foreign ministry.

5:42pm GMT

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

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. | Video

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Czech PM says ready to protect Balkan borders in migrant crisis

PRAGUE Central European leaders are ready to help Balkan countries seal their borders with Greece to stem the flow of migrants across the continent, Czech Prime Minister told Reuters on Sunday.

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