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Jonathon Burch

Jonathon Burch

    Death toll rises in Turkey refugee boat sinking
    Death toll rises in Turkey refugee boat sinking
    More than half of the 60 migrants who died after their boat sank off Turkey's west coast on Thursday were children, a district official told Reuters.
    Syria refugee exodus raises pressure for buffer zone
    Syria refugee exodus raises pressure for buffer zone
    Syria's refugee exodus is growing and up to 200 000 people could settle in Turkey alone if the conflict worsens, adding pressure for a buffer zone.
    It's time to go, Turkey tells Syria's al-Assad
    It's time to go, Turkey tells Syria's al-Assad
    Turkey has told Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down for the sake of his people, tightening regional pressure on Damascus.
    Quake death toll soars as the dust clears in Turkey
    Quake death toll soars as the dust clears in Turkey
    Over 260 people are dead with the casualty count set to rise after a quake brought ruin to parts of Turkey, destroying homes and injuring thousands.
    Afghan MPs demand president form new Parliament
    Afghan MPs demand president form new Parliament
    A group of about 100 Afghan members of Parliament demanded on Monday that President Hamid Karzai inaugurate the assembly by December 19.
    Afghans seek control of security by 2014
    Afghans seek control of security by 2014
    Afghans want responsibility for the country's security by 2014, President Hamid Karzai told an international donors' conference on Tuesday.
    Afghan election officials fired ahead of run-off
    Afghan election officials fired ahead of run-off
    The heads of more than half of Afghanistan's district election offices will be replaced to prevent fraud in a second-round presidential election.
    Karzai under pressure as Afghan election ruling due
    Karzai under pressure as Afghan election ruling due
    Afghanistan remained locked in political crisis on Monday as its president resisted accepting the result of a fraud probe into August's elections.
    Help us or we'll grow opium, say Afghan villagers
    Help us or we'll grow opium, say Afghan villagers
    Abdul Wadud (50) walked for two hours across Afghanistan's remote northern mountains to hear a police commander give yet more promises of aid.
    In the north Afghans battle hunger, not the Taliban
    In the north Afghans battle hunger, not the Taliban
    The US decision to send more troops to Afghanistan will mean little to the people of northern Sang-i-Khel village whose fight is against hunger.
    Foreigners threaten Afghanistan's snow leopards
    Foreigners threaten Afghanistan's snow leopards
    Afghanistan's snow leopards have barely survived three decades of war. But now the few remaining mountain leopards in the country face another threat.