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'Cessation of hostilities' from major powers in Syria

'Cessation of hostilities' from major powers in Syria

Major powers have agreed to implement a cessation of hostilities in Syria and to expand delivery of humanitarian aid to people caught up in the conflict, officials said.

Scientists detect Einstein's gravitational waves

Scientists detect Einstein's gravitational waves

Scientists have, for the first time, detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by Albert Einstein a century ago.

NATO launches sea mission against migrant traffickers

NATO launches sea mission against migrant traffickers

NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance's top commander says.

Dozens dead in Mexico prison riot

Dozens dead in Mexico prison riot

A battle between the feared Zetas drug cartel and rivals at a prison left 49 people dead in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey, days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another jail in Mexico's far north.

Onus on Cameron as EU refines UK offer

Onus on Cameron as EU refines UK offer

British and EU negotiators have agreed much of a reform package to help keep Britain in the European Union, leaving Prime Minister David Cameron to settle tricky final issues, notably on migration, at a summit next week, diplomats say.

Russia raises spectre of 'world war'

Russia raises spectre of 'world war'

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has raised the spectre of a permanent or a world war if powers fail to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria, and he warned against any ground operations by US and Arab forces.

Kennedy killer denied parole again

Kennedy killer denied parole again

Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy in 1968, has been denied parole for the 15th time.

Republican pair drop White House bids

Republican pair drop White House bids

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the 2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to compete in the presidential election on November 8.

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