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The final four holdouts in an armed protest at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered on Thursday, with the last occupier repeatedly threatening suicide before he walked out, ending the 41-day standoff with the FBI. David Fry, 27, had remained behind for more than an hour and told supporters by phone he had not agreed with the other three to leave. "I'm actually pointing a gun at my head, I'm tired of living," Fry said during the phone call.
By John Irish MUNICH (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the spectre of a permanent or a world war if powers failed to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria and warned against any ground operations by U.S. and Arab forces. Medvedev, speaking to Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper on the eve of a security conference in Munich, said the United States and Russia must exert pressure on all sides in the conflict to secure a ceasefire. Asked about Saudi Arabia's offer last week to supply ground troops if a U.S.-led operation were mounted against Islamic State, he said: "This is bad as a ground offensive usually turns the war into a permanent one.