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Leaders seek to defy sceptics at Istanbul summit
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday the burden of handling the world's crises should be better shared, as leaders and aid groups sought to defy skeptics at an unprecedented aid summit in Istanbul.
 
Hospital attack shows cost of ongoing Syrian war
In the final minutes of his life, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz was making late-night rounds at the children's ward at Quds Hospital in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. Closed-circuit video showed him padding down a corridor in his green scrubs before disappearing off-camera.
 
Gaza 'Spiderboy' seeks to storm Guinness records
Mohammed al-Sheikh is only 12 and feels trapped in Gaza but he dreams of a Guinness world record for a series of stunning backflips and his almost unbelievable body contortions.
 
Pope and top imam embrace in historic meeting
Pope Francis met the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses.
 
Greece eyes evacuation of border camp: report
Greece is planning a police operation early Tuesday to evacuate the squalid migrant camp of Idomeni on its border with Macedonia, a report said Monday.
 
Syria regime is relentless on siege of 'thorn in side' Daraya, rejecting aid
Under international pressure, Syria's government has agreed to partial aid access for thousands of civilians living under regime siege but one town near Damascus remains a "thorn in its side": Daraya.
 
Would-be bomber escapes Boko Haram captors in Nigeria
KANO, Nigeria, May 23, 2016 (AFP) - A Nigerian mother of three has described how she escaped from Boko Haram Islamists after being abducted, drugged and told she was going to become a suicide bomber.
 
US veteran seeks asylum for Iraqi man who saved his life
After three military combat tours in warn-torn Iraq, Chase Millsap returned home to get on with a civilian life, but there was one thing he couldn't do: leave a comrade behind, certainly not one who had saved his life.
 
Boycott over LGBT law impacts more than just the music fans
Stagehand Kery Eller doesn't own any Bruce Springsteen albums, but he would smash them if he did. Eller says he expected to earn at least $3,000 working the sold-out Springsteen concert and other high-profile shows around the state before artists canceled the events in protest over North Carolina's new LGBT law.
 
Burkina Faso capital hit by water cuts amid soaring heat
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso -- Water trickles out of the faucet sometimes around 2 a.m. -- and by dawn the taps run empty at Dramane Drabo's laundry business. It could be days before any more water returns, he laments.
 
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