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Bashar al-Assad: Syria will give up control of chemical weapons

Syria will cede control of its chemical weapons to the international community, the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has said in a yet-to-be-televised interview.

North Korea suspected of restarting Yongbyon nuclear reactor

North Korea appears to have restarted a reactor capable of producing weapons-grade plutonium, according to analysis of satellite imagery and a US official.

Al-Jazeera takes legal action over treatment of its journalists in Egypt

Al-Jazeera, the pan Arabic news channel, has hired a high profile London law firm to take action against the Egyptian government over its treatment of its journalists.

Colorado flash floods leave two dead as heavy rains leave residents stranded

Flash flooding in Colorado has left two people dead and the widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists in Boulder and nearby mountain communities as heavy rains hammered northern Colorado on Thursday

Prince William to leave armed forces

The Duke of Cambridge has completed his tour as an RAF search-and-rescue helicopter pilot and left operational duties in the armed forces, Kensington Palace has announced.

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