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A rebel fighter and a child cross a damaged bridge in Deir Ezzor, in the east of Syria, on Monday
David Cameron, UK prime minister, leaves Number 10 Downing Street to attend parliament in London on Thursday. Britain’s parliament has been recalled to vote on how to respond to Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons Read more
A Tamil girl looks out from her home at a camp for internally displaced people in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, about 400km north of the capital Colombo
Local Afghan police cadets take a window seat at their graduation ceremony at a police training centre in Mazar-i-Sharif, the fourth-largest city of Afghanistan, on Thursday. Afghan police have been killed and injured since March 21 this year in what would be an astonishing rate of about 22 a day. Afghanistan’s 350,000-strong security forces have experienced a steep rise in attacks as the Nato combat mission winds down Read more
A boy carries eggs as he walks at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels’ control, and the Al-Masharqa neighbourhood in Syria, an area controlled by the Assad regime