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The superhero film "Deadpool" provided a lift for 21st Century Fox revenues in the past quarter, but profits fell for the media-entertainment conglomerate. The group created by mogul Rupert Murdoch reported a 14 percent drop in net profit in the quarter ending in March to $841 million. Revenues meanwhile rose six percent to $7.23 billion, helped by the filmed entertainment division which includes the Fox studios in Hollywood.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend Syria's fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city. The Syrian military said the truce would last only 48 hours.