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Syrians displaced near capital recall years of deprivation

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Horjelli, Apr 15 (AP) - Thousands of Syrians displaced by the battle for the once-lush suburbs of Damascus now find themselves in a crowded settlement, where for the first time in recent memory they have enough to eat.
The rows of pre-fabricated shelters are home to some 18,000 people displaced by the offensive that drove rebels out of eastern Ghouta. On Saturday, the Syrian government announced the capture of Douma, the last rebel holdout in eastern Ghouta and the site of an alleged chemical...
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Putin sits back as US, allies strike Syria

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Moscow, Apr 15 (AP) - Facing a stark choice between engaging the United States, Britain and France in combat or passively watching them strike his ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin has opted for the peaceful route.
That cautious response may dent the Russian leader's tough-man image but it...
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Flights canceled, roads treacherous amid spring snowstorms

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Minneapolis, Apr 15 (AP) - Hundreds of flights have been canceled and roadways are treacherous in several Midwestern states as a deadly storm system stretching from Gulf Coast to Great Lakes rolls across the central U.S., bringing heavy snow, strong winds, rain and hail.
All flights were grounded...
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Protesters in Hungary demand new vote, new electoral system

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Budapest, Apr 15 (AP) - Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marched Saturday in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, demanding a new election and a new national electoral system in the biggest opposition rally in years.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban was re-elected for a fourth term last...
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Western airstrikes unlikely to impact Assad’s war machine

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Beirut, Apr 15 (AP) - The Western airstrikes targeting suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities might have rained down punishment from the sky, but they will not fundamentally degrade a war machine whose main bases, weaponry and personnel remain in place.
As a symbol, they might reflect the...
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