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Pope Francis visits Poland, July 2016

Pope Francis asks hundreds of thousands of young people during a vigil near Krakow, Poland to pray for Syrian people suffering during war - AP

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Syrian Civil War

Dozens of families leave opposition-held Aleppo, Syria, through humanitarian corridor to government-held west, Syria's SANA news agency says - Reuters

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CIA Director John Brennan says he doesn't know 'whether or not Syria can be put back together again' - Reuters

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10 civilians killed in airstrikes on Aleppo, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says - AFP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Statement: Leadership of Syria's Al-Nusra Front release English-language explanation for split from al-Qaida, says goal it to dissolve 'unnecessary affiliations that may hinder a real merger or be used as a premise to weaken our revolution' - @ibrahimhamidi

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Update: 2 killed, 3 wounded in airstrike on maternity hospital in Idlib province, Syria, hospital officials say - BBC News

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US Secretary of State John Kerry, in Paris, says he's 'deeply concerned' about Aleppo, Syria, spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov 2 gimes in last day - @margbrennan

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Activist group reports 2 airstrikes in Raqqa, Syria; says 1 targeted Islamic State vehicle in Al-Kassrat village, led to secondary explosions - @Raqqa_SL

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Russia's humanitarian plan for Aleppo, Syria, 'could actually open up some possibilities,' says US Secretary of State Kerry, but risks diplomatic breakdown if proven to be a 'ruse' - Reuters

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Charity group Save the Children says a maternity hospital in Syria's Idlib was bombed; reports of casualties - BBC News

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Russian defence ministry says Aleppo, Syria, operation is exclusively humanitarian - Reuters

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UN's Syria envoy urges Russia to leave creation of humanitarian tunnels out of Aleppo to UN and its partners - AP

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UN Staffan de Mistura says Syrian nationals should not be forced to leave Aleppo, protection of civilians should be guaranteed - Reuters

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Islamic State executes 24 civilians after seizing Syrian village - @AFP

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28 killed, including 7 children, in US-led coalition airstrikes targeting Al-Ghandour village in north Syria - Reuters

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Priest killed in Normandy, France, 26 July, 2016

Syrian asylum seeker held over French church attack, source close to probe say - AFP

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Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

Update: Apartment fire forces 9 Syrian refugee families from their Coquitlam, British Columbia, homes, CBC News reports

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Red Cross: Humanitarian pause is needed in Aleppo, Syria, as soon as possible to reach most vulnerable; plan to create humanitarian corridor must ensure families are not split up - Reuters

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Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

3 separate fires burning in Coquitlam, British Columbia, but severity unclear; 1 at housing complex home to number of Syrian refugees - CBC News

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US military says 6 airstrikes killed 14 civilians in Iraq and Syria between July 2015 and April 2016

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