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"The amnesty comes as the government declared its complete encirclement of rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and one-time industrial powerhouse. Rebel factions have held sway over Aleppo’s eastern neighborhoods since 2012, but the government controls its western areas."
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"Forces loyal to the Syrian government seized the last road into rebel-held areas of Aleppo 11 days ago, effectively rendering them completely isolated"
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"By leaving al-Qaida, Nusra would be able to ally even more closely with other rebels, proponents of the move within the group say – in turn putting pressure on the US not to support strikes on its ranks."
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As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton led a team committed to delegitimizing the politics of the late Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution.
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by Ian Black | The Guardian | Call by Mahmoud Abbas for historical reckoning reflects impasse in hope for diplomatic progress towards a two-state solution to end conflict with Israel
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by Kyla Sankey | Jacobin | Latin America’s “pink tide” governments challenge neoliberalism and US hegemony, but leave the basic structures of capitalism intact.
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SENIOR figures within Labour are calling on the Electoral Commission to investigate a controversial group set up to oust Jeremy Corbyn as party leader. Prominent critics have labelled Saving Labour as a shadowy and anonymous organisation whose source of funding is unknown.
Sanders is reduced to tears as his emotional brother Larry votes for him during historic delegate roll call | Daily Mail
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"Larry Sanders also started to cry as he spoke to the crowd in Philadelphia, telling them their late parents would have been immensely proud of their son's achievements. The emotional 82-year-old said he wanted to mention the pair's mother and father, Dorothy Glassberg and Eli Sanders, who 'did not have easy lives and died young'. 'They would be immensely proud of their son and his accomplishments,' he added. 'They loved the New Deal and Franklin Roosevelt, and would be especially proud that Bernard is renewing that vision. 'It is with enormous pride that I cast my vote for Bernie Sanders.'"
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"At the end of the hearing, the judge, Mr Justice Foskett, said that he hoped to hand down his judgment on Thursday, when he will also consider any application for permission to appeal. The outcome of the leadership election is due to be announced on 24 September. It emerged on Monday that Labour is facing legal action from people who have joined the party since the EU referendum after the NEC decided that only those who signed up on or before 12 January could automatically vote."