Syria denies Assad’s deputy tried to defect


BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria denied reports on Saturday that President Bashar al-Assad’s deputy had defected and his forces pressed an offensive against rebels, bombarding parts of Aleppo in the north and hitting an insurgent-held town in the oil-producing east. A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover as a Syrian Army tank shell hits a building across a street during clashes in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic Vice-President Farouq al-Shara “never thought for a moment about leaving the country”, said a statement from his office broadcast on state television issued in response to reports that the veteran Baath Party loyalist had tried to…

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Prince William Rescues Drowning Teenager, Is The Prince Of Our Dreams

Prince William helped to save a drowning teenager yesterday, proving that there are such things as knights in shining armor. The Duke of Cambridge, a Royal Air Force pilot, answered a distress call with his team after a 13-year-old girl and her 16-year-old sister were caught in a riptide off […]