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Russia began evacuating its citizens from Syria today, taking 80 people, mainly women and children, across the border into Lebanon by bus.

Get religious groups on board with Work Programme, think tank urges

The Government should get religious groups more involved in the struggling Work Programme, a leading think tank has urged, with backing from the shadow employment minister.

Aid agencies are struggling to cope with Mali refugees

Aid agencies are struggling to cope with the scale of the humanitarian crisis in West Africa caused by thousands of Malians fleeing conflict, according to a study out this week.

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Seoul, South Korea

South Korea appears cautiously open to dialogue with the North

The election Wednesday of Park Geun-hye as South Korea's president signals a new period of cautious — and conditional — rapprochement with North Korea, the nuclear-armed police state that Park's predecessors have utterly failed to tame.

UK to give an extra £15m in aid to help tackle growing Syrian humanitarian crisis

Britain is giving an extra £15 million in aid to help tackle the growing humanitarian crisis in Syria, the Government announced today.

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