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Syria: fighting continues, UN says aid not getting through

Days before the start of talks on the Syria conflict in the Kazakh capital Astana, fighting continues in a number of places.

Days before the start of talks on the Syria conflict in the Kazakh capital Astana, fighting continues in a number of places.

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Tehran building collapse: search for missing firefighters

Rescuers are digging through the rubble of a collapsed building in Tehran, Iran, looking for as many as 25 missing people including firefighters.

Rescuers are digging through the rubble of a collapsed building in Tehran, Iran, looking for as many as 25 missing people including firefighters.

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Japan: force-fed fish furore

A good-luck ritual in Japan where fish are force-fed alcohol has prompted an outcry on social media.

A good-luck ritual in Japan where fish are force-fed alcohol has prompted an outcry on social media.

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Russia and Turkey 'join forces' to bomb ISIL in Syria

Russia has said its war planes joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time to target so-called Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab in northern…

Russia has said its war planes joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time to target so-called Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab in northern…

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Israel: two dead in Bedouin village confrontation

Two people have died in a confrontation between police and Bedouin villagers in Umm al-Hiran, southern Israel.

Two people have died in a confrontation between police and Bedouin villagers in Umm al-Hiran, southern Israel.

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Plane crash victims mourned in Kyrgyzstan

Flags are at half-mast in Kyrgyzstan in memory of those killed when a cargo plane crashed earlier in the week.

Flags are at half-mast in Kyrgyzstan in memory of those killed when a cargo plane crashed earlier in the week.

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Samsung top boss faces arrest

The head of the Samsung group has been questioned behind closed doors about his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has led parliament to impeach President Park Guen-hye.

The head of the Samsung group has been questioned behind closed doors about his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has led parliament to impeach President Park Guen-hye.

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ISIL launches fierce assault on Syrian government enclave

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 82 people have been killed, with militants attempting to cut the enclave off from a nearby military base

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 82 people have been killed, with militants attempting to cut the enclave off from a nearby military base

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First footage of a new species of seadragon alive in the wild

The ruby seadragon, a new species of animal, has been filmed alive for the first time by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San…

The ruby seadragon, a new species of animal, has been filmed alive for the first time by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San…

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Drone video of Turkish cargo plane crash site

A Turkish cargo plane crashed on Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens of people both on the ground and on the plane, the Emergency Situations Minist

A Turkish cargo plane crashed on Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens of people both on the ground and on the plane, the Emergency Situations Minist

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Iraqi forces push into Mosul's eastern districts

Iraqi special forces battled ISIL militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday (January 16) as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government…

Iraqi special forces battled ISIL militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday (January 16) as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government…

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UN raises alarm about hunger and insecurity in Yemen

The UN says the number of civilians killed in the country's war is now estimated to be more than 10,000, with some 40,000 injured

The UN says the number of civilians killed in the country's war is now estimated to be more than 10,000, with some 40,000 injured

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Iraqi soldiers make big advances against ISIL militants in Mosul

The Iraqi army says it has now recaptured nearly all of the city's eastern districts and over the weekend it drove ISIL out of the city's main university

The Iraqi army says it has now recaptured nearly all of the city's eastern districts and over the weekend it drove ISIL out of the city's main university