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Putin and Erdogan push for Syria talks without U.S. or U.N.

 Reuters International DEC 16, 2016 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, December 14, 2016. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS (reuters_tickers) By Andrew Osborn and Nick Tattersall MOSCOW/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said he and his Turkish […]

India: In Delhi children gasp for air in a suffocating smog

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/11/24/in-delhi-children-gasp-for-air-in-an-unbearable-smog.html NEW DELHI — In the dense smog that engulfed India’s capital early this month, a baby named Vaishnavi gasped through the night. Inside the concrete room that her father and mother rent for $20 a month, they took turns staying up, laying a hand on her rib cage, feeling […]