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U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, center back to a camera, speaks to head of Syrian opposition delegation Mohammed Alloush, right, prior to talks on Syrian peace at a hotel in Astana, Kazakhstan, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.  | AP
Latest: Ready for peace, also war, says top Syrian rebel

The head of Syria's rebel delegation at the peace talks says the opposition is "ready to go to the ends of the earth" to end the bloodshed in Syria.

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100 flights cancelled due to fog in London

The London airport, the busiest in Europe, said on Monday the cancellations were due to low visibility, at barely 100 metres, Efe news reported.

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Astana's Rixos President Hotel, the place that will host Syria peace talks, seen in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Sunday, January 22, 2017.
Syria talks focused on cease-fire set to begin in Kazakhstan 

Talks between Syrian rebel factions and the government they are trying to overthrow are set to begin in Kazakhstan. 

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Indonesia detains 17 over alleged IS links

However, a report in a local newspaper noted that other Indonesian passengers on the same flight were not detained.

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China's online population reaches 731 million

The government is pushing a so-called "internet plus" project that aims to expand the role of online technology in the economy.

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In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, photo, Sam Lane looks at the artwork 'Female Figures' prior to the Animated Women symposium at California Institute of the Arts, in Valencia, Calif. | AP
No more nerds, sex bombs: Female animators draw away clichés 

And why there are so few gay, lesbian and transgender characters.

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A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin's Men's Fall/Winter 2017-2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.| AP
Male, female styles mix with stars to cap Paris menswear 

Oversized, slouchy and elongated silhouettes defined the aesthetic — towing a fashion-forward line between shabby and chic.

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Bombing of ancient sites in Palmyra 'war crime': Syria

The IS last Friday destroyed the facade of the ancient Roman theatre and the Tetrapylon in Palmyra.

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Protesters in Mexico wave through motorists at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry with California after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts on January 22. (Photo | AP)
Protesters take control of Mexican border crossing with US

Protesters against Mexican gasoline price hikes took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border.

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US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption

Transparency International Chair Jose Ugaz said the lack of government response was in itself telling.

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Users forced to follow Trump on Twitter after glitch

People who unfollowed the POTUS account automatically re-followed it without their permission.

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83 held in China for fake antiques scam

Around 100 people had been caught as of mid-December, with 83 to face criminal charges.

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12 bodies found in Mexican tourist town: officials

Authorities have not said if the two sets of victims were related.

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Madonna performs on stage during the Women's March rally on January 21 in Washington. (File Photo | AP)
Madonna defends her anti-Trump speech at women's march

Madonna wrote people should listen to her speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken out of context.

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A woman holds her child after San Antonio police helped her and other shoppers exit the Rolling Oaks Mall, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in San Antonio, after a deadly shooting.  | AP
One dead, multiple injured San Antonio shopping mall shooting 

The other robber who fled the mall fired his weapon, injuring a man and a woman.

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Jenny Bullard carries a pair of boots from her home that was damaged by a tornado, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Adel, Ga. Georgia Gov. | AP
18 dead amid reported tornadoes, other storms in the South 

The South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil also was heavy damaged; a grandstand was ripped apart.

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Yahya Jammeh. (File photo | AP)
Exiled former President 'stole $11.4 million' from The Gambia's state coffers


West African troops on Sunday entered the Gambian capital of Banjul to prepare for President Adama Barrow's arrival.

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Watchdog group says it will sue President Trump 

The person familiar with the plans insisted on anonymity in order to confirm the meeting ahead of an official announcement.

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Mexican police take cover with guns drawn and pointed towards protesters who were blocking a fuel facility in Rosarito, near Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. | AP
Protesters take control of Mexican border crossing with US 

The demonstrations, which are unrelated to the election of US President Donald Trump, have disrupted Mexican border crossings for weeks.

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MH 370. | AP photo
MH370 search crews return to port after fruitless hunt ends 

On Monday, the bureau's chief commissioner expressed confidence that the plane probably lies in that new zone.

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US President Donald Trump.(File |AP)
I will renegotiate NAFTA with leaders of Mexico, Canada: Trump

Renegotiating the pact, signed two decades ago, was one of Trump's primary campaign promises, EFE news reported.

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