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Monitoring group says Syria toll tops 100,000

More than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria's uprising, a monitoring group has said, as a proposed Geneva peace conference looked set to be delayed, dimming hopes for an end to the bloodshed.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists and officials on the …

Australia takes Japan to court over whaling

A court appeal brought by Australia to prevent Japanese whaling in the Antarctic has got under way at the International Court of Justice in the Hague.<p>A global ban prevents commercial whaling, but Japan says it needs to continue its annual hunt for scientific research.<p>Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas …

Police clash with protesters in Brazil

Brazilian protesters and police have clashed near a stadium hosting a Confederations Cup soccer match, with police using tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets to disperse thousands of demonstrators.<p>Anti-government protesters, angered by the billions spent in World Cup preparations, picked up …