In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another grim milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, according to official Police Department records.

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Time For Truth: (Chicago Tribune) – Chicago tops 700 homicides — with a month to go in violent 2016

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Huge rallies have been held across South Korea for what are thought to be the largest protests so far demanding President Park Geun-hye steps down.

Ms Park is accused of allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to manipulate power from behind the scenes.

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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – S Korea sees largest protests against President Park Geun-hye

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A song that describes “atrocities” in Indian-administered Kashmir has been released in Pakistan, causing controversy. BBC Monitoring’s Tulika Bhatnagar traces its origins and impact.

The Kashmir Anthem Song is dedicated to separatist militant Burhan Wani, whose death in July sparked the worst violence the region has seen for years.

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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Kashmir 'freedom anthem' released to controversy

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Syrian regime forces pounded eastern Aleppo with airstrikes for a sixth straight day Sunday, bringing the death toll to almost 300 in the most intense bombing since the war began five years ago, rescuers say.

Among the latest reported violence: a suspected chemical attack that killed four children and their parents. Two activist groups — the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human rights and Aleppo Media Center — said a barrage of barrel bombs struck their neighborhood, al-Sakhour.

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Time For Truth: (CNN) – Syria: Aleppo pounded by 'heaviest bombardment' since war began

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An online advertisement may have led to some of the violence from anti-Trump protests in Indianapolis Saturday night. The protests were supposed to send a peaceful message against last week’s election, but turned to chaos around 8 p.m. when chants turned from “love trumps hate” to “kill the police.”

“We were just trying to keep our people safe and peaceful,” said rally organizer Kim Saylor.

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