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Iraq: Kurdish fighters regain control of Isis-held Sinjar town

Kurdish fighters have retaken Sinjar town in Iraq from Islamic State (Isis). The militant group…

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Libya: Mortar fire hits protesters in Benghazi, 6 killed

At least six people were killed and about 35 injured when a crowd of protesters came under mortar fire in…

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Russian airstrikes are 'strengthening Isis', says Obama

US President Barack Obama has said that Russia’s airstrikes in Syria are pushing the moderate rebels underground and “only strengthening”…

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Syria conflict: Russia's airstrikes target non-Isis groups too

Russia has admitted that its forces are targeting non-Isis groups in Syria as well.…

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Ukraine bans Russian airlines from flying into country

Ukraine says it will bar Russian airlines from flying into its territory as a reaction to Russia’s continuing support to…

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Yemen: UAE launches air strikes after Houthi missile attack kills 45 troops

UAE warplanes launched multiple air strikes across Yemen a day after 45 Emirati troops were killed in…

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Greece: Syriza rebels form new party as country heads to polls

Rebels from Greece’s ruling Syriza party unhappy with the bailout deal have formed a new anti-austerity party.…

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Yemen: 58 killed in heavy fighting in Taiz

Intense fighting in and around Taiz city in southern Yemen has killed at least 58 people and…

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Turkey violence: Three soldiers, one cop killed in rebel attacks

Three Turkish soldiers and one police officer have been killed in separate attacks as violence in the Kurd-dominated southeast escalates…

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Ukraine blacklists 14 Russian singers and actors

The Ukrainian government has blacklisted 14 Russian actors and singers, saying they posed a “threat to national security” for supporting…

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Yemen fighting: Pro-government forces launch offensive on Zinjibar

Pro-government forces have launched an attack on Zinjibar, the capital of Yemen’s Abyan province which is under the control of…

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Mali: 5 dead as gunmen target hotel, take hostages

Gunmen have targeted a hotel in central Mali’s Sevare town, killing at least five people and taking a number of…

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Peru: 39 'slaves' rescued from rebel farm

Peru’s army has reportedly rescued 39 “slaves” kept in captivity in a farm by the Shining Path…

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Colombia: Search begins for bodies at Medellin mass grave

Forensic specialists have begun a search for bodies at a Colombian urban landfill site. According to estimates, the bodies of…

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Yemen conflict: Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire after deadly air strike

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has announced a five-day humanitarian truce in Yemen after more than 120 people were killed in…

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Yemen conflict: Over 40 killed as 'Houthi rebels target Aden'

Shelling by Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen has killed more than 40 people in the southern port…

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Flight MH17 disaster: Memorial service held in Australia

A memorial service was held in Australia on the anniversary of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster that…

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Ukraine: Ultra-nationalists call for war on pro-Russia rebels

Hundreds of Ukrainian ultra-nationalists and pro-Kiev fighters rallied in the heart of the country’s capital, demanding an end to the…

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Syria: 25 al-Nusra Front rebels killed in mosque blast in Idlib, say reports

Around 25 members of al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliate, have been killed in a blast in Syria’s

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MH17: Malaysia in favor of international criminal tribunal

Malaysia has indicated that it is in favor of setting up an international criminal tribunal for prosecuting the people suspected…

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