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Israeli soldier sentence triggers Palestinian anger

Palestinians have reacted with outrage to the 18-month prison sentence handed down to an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant.

Palestinians have reacted with outrage to the 18-month prison sentence handed down to an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant.

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UN refugee agency fears mass exodus from Iraqi push on Mosul

The United Nations says it’s growing increasingly concerned over the plight of people fleeing the Iraq army’s fight to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants.

The United Nations says it’s growing increasingly concerned over the plight of people fleeing the Iraq army’s fight to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants.

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Suicide bombers cause carnage in Pakistan court

In Pakistan, at least four people have been reportedly killed and dozens more hurt in a suicide bomb attack on a court complex.

In Pakistan, at least four people have been reportedly killed and dozens more hurt in a suicide bomb attack on a court complex.

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Syria: ISIL-linked groups launch attacks near Golan Heights

Fighting has reportedly flared near the Golan Heights in south western Syria after ISIL linked groups launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels.

Fighting has reportedly flared near the Golan Heights in south western Syria after ISIL linked groups launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels.

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Samsung: the scandal threatening South Korea's behemoth

How did a economic giant that accounts for a fifth of South Korea's GDP get into the position where its top boss was arrested accused of corruption?

How did a economic giant that accounts for a fifth of South Korea's GDP get into the position where its top boss was arrested accused of corruption?

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Rugby: Former Australia lock Dan Vickerman dies aged 37

The world of rugby was sent into shock on Sunday following the news that former Australia international Dan Vickerman has died at his home in Sydney.

The world of rugby was sent into shock on Sunday following the news that former Australia international Dan Vickerman has died at his home in Sydney.

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Hermans wins Tour of Oman title as Kristoff claims final stage

Belgium’s Ben Hermans won the Tour of Oman on Sunday after finishing safely in the pack at the conclusion of the sixth and final stage.

Belgium’s Ben Hermans won the Tour of Oman on Sunday after finishing safely in the pack at the conclusion of the sixth and final stage.

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Japan: Naked Man Festival

Around 10,000 men, wearing nothing but sumo-style loincloths, gathered at a Japanese temple on Saturday to scramble for sacred sticks called shingi.

Around 10,000 men, wearing nothing but sumo-style loincloths, gathered at a Japanese temple on Saturday to scramble for sacred sticks called shingi.

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Malaysia seeks four North Koreans over Kim Jong-nam murder

Malaysian police are seeking four more North Korean suspects in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of the isolated country’s…

Malaysian police are seeking four more North Korean suspects in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of the isolated country’s…

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Hermans closes in on Tour of Oman victory

BMC’s Ben Hermans all but assured himself of overall victory at the Tour of Oman on Saturday after winning the penultimate stage five to stretch his lead at the top of the general…

BMC’s Ben Hermans all but assured himself of overall victory at the Tour of Oman on Saturday after winning the penultimate stage five to stretch his lead at the top of the general…

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Cobra Gold: a taste of the jungle

About 100 US Marines joined a “jungle survival” class on Friday (February 17) as part of a 10-day joint military exercise in Thailand designed to teach them the essence of how to survive in the tropic

About 100 US Marines joined a “jungle survival” class on Friday (February 17) as part of a 10-day joint military exercise in Thailand designed to teach them the essence of how to survive in the tropic

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Wildfires rage in Australia

An out-of-control wildfire near Queanbeyan in Australia has destroyed at least 15 homes.

An out-of-control wildfire near Queanbeyan in Australia has destroyed at least 15 homes.

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Samsung chief Lee is questioned in S. Korea corruption probe

Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.

Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.

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North Korean held over Kim Jong-nam killing

Malaysian police say they have arrested a North Korean man over the killing of the estranged half-brother of the isolated country’s leader Kim Jong-un.

Malaysian police say they have arrested a North Korean man over the killing of the estranged half-brother of the isolated country’s leader Kim Jong-un.

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Shrine bombing raises tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Security forces in Pakistan have killed dozens of suspected militants. It comes a day after ISIL said they were behind a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine.

Security forces in Pakistan have killed dozens of suspected militants. It comes a day after ISIL said they were behind a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine.

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Taming cobras and drinking their blood, marines learn to survive in the jungle

While the rest of world was celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 14, military personnel from the US and 29 other countries were in Thailand attending the 36th jungle survival exercise ‘Cobra…

While the rest of world was celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 14, military personnel from the US and 29 other countries were in Thailand attending the 36th jungle survival exercise ‘Cobra…

Business

South Korean court declares Hanjin Shipping bankrupt

Hanjin Shipping, formerly the world's seventh-largest container shipping line, has been declared bankrupt by a South Korean court.

Hanjin Shipping, formerly the world's seventh-largest container shipping line, has been declared bankrupt by a South Korean court.

Europe

Euronews talks to Kyrgyz president Atambyev

Euronews correspondent Natasha Richardson sat down the president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambyev, to talk about his country’s economic ambitions and the fight against…

Euronews correspondent Natasha Richardson sat down the president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambyev, to talk about his country’s economic ambitions and the fight against…

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Samsung boss arrest rocks South Korea's highest levels of power

The arrest of Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee - caught up in the corruption scandal swirling around the president - has sent shock waves through South Korea.

The arrest of Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee - caught up in the corruption scandal swirling around the president - has sent shock waves through South Korea.