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Syrians in Raqqa afraid, angry, frustrated as they rebuild

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Across the ruins of Raqqa, the streets are cloaked in grey, the color of bare cement and rubble left behind by the bombing campaign that finally drove out Islamic State militants. Among the people of this Syrian city, the fear, anger and desperation are palpable.
Six months after IS's ouster, residents feel they have been abandoned as the world moves on. They are trying to rebuild their lives, but they say they fear everyone around them: the Kurdish-led militia that administers the majority...
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Trump to discuss fatal Syria attack with military leadership

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President Donald Trump on Sunday condemned a "mindless CHEMICAL attack" in Syria that killed women and children, called Syrian President Bashar Assad an "animal" and said there would be a "big price to pay" for resorting to outlawed weapons of mass destruction.
Hours later, Syria's state-run news...
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US official says North Korean leader ready to discuss nukes

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Washington, Apr 09 (AP)) - North Korea's government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear weapons program with President Donald Trump, officials said Sunday, increasing the likelihood that the unprecedented summit will actually...
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Nearly 50 Indonesians dead in April from bootleg liquor

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Jakarta, Apr 9 (AP)-- Nearly 50 people have died in a little more than a week after drinking bootleg liquor in western Indonesia, including Jakarta, the capital, officials said Monday.
In the latest incident, 17 people died between Thursday and early Monday in Cicalengka subdistrict near the West...
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Violence claims more lives in Syrian capital and suburbs

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Syrian government forces pressed their offensive against the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus under the cover of airstrikes as shelling of civilian areas on both sides claimed more lives, state media and opposition activists said.
Syrian government forces resumed...
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