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Activists say it's the worst surge in violence the city of Aleppo has seen in years. Syrian and Russian jets have pounded the area since a ceasefire collapsed earlier this week. Both government forces and rebels say they have made territorial gains.
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German air controllers have noted dozens of incidents with drones in recent months. Flying toys have been directed dangerously close to passenger planes. Controllers want to make drone pilots take a "flying" test.
A clear majority of Swiss voters have agreed to an overhaul of the confederation's spying powers. Opponents have voiced concern that the measures could endanger the country's dearly-held neutrality.
Colombia is poised to end 52 years of civil war. Ahead of the peace treaty between the government and FARC guerrillas, ex-hostage Íngrid Betancourt speaks exclusively to DW about reconciliation and the chance for peace.
India, the world's third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, will ratify the Paris agreement on climate change in October, the country's prime minister has said. The US and China have already signed up to the deal.
The illegal ivory trade is showing an 'upward trend' causing the elephant population in Africa to decline dramatically. China has said it plans to close its ivory market.
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