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U.N. officials say approximately 5,000 people a month are being killed in Syria and the flight of refugees is the worst since the 1994 Rwanda genocide. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Rebels Reject Russia’s Chemical Weapon Proposal

An umbrella opposition group fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected Russia’s proposal which would see the regime hand over control of the chemical weapons.


File photo of the natural gas plant in Algeria at the heart of the current hostage situation. (credit: FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Death Toll Climbs Past 80 In Siege In The Sahara

The death toll from the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara climbed to at least 81 on Sunday as Algerian forces searching the refinery for explosives found dozens more bodies, many so badly disfigured it was unclear whether they were hostages or militants, a security official said.