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Firefighters in Dubai to use jetpacks

Dubai’s civil defence force showcased their futuristic new fire-fighting tools on January 20, which included a water-powered jetpack.

Dubai’s civil defence force showcased their futuristic new fire-fighting tools on January 20, which included a water-powered jetpack.

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Cyprus talks: the EU offers all the guarantees Cyprus needs - OPINION

By Nikos Christodoulides, Cyprus government spokesman The seemingly intractable Cyprus problem has been dubbed the ‘graveyard of diplomats’, an unforgiving label alluding to the failed attempts of the

By Nikos Christodoulides, Cyprus government spokesman The seemingly intractable Cyprus problem has been dubbed the ‘graveyard of diplomats’, an unforgiving label alluding to the failed attempts of the

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Israel views Trump as "supportive of settlement building"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told senior ministers he is lifting restrictions on settlement building in East Jerusalem.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told senior ministers he is lifting restrictions on settlement building in East Jerusalem.

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White House looks at moving US embassy to Jerusalem

The White House says it is in the early stages of talks to carry out President Donald Trump’s pledge to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The White House says it is in the early stages of talks to carry out President Donald Trump’s pledge to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Suspected car bombing in Jordan refugee camp

At least four people are dead after an explosion in a refugee camp in Jordan on the border with Syria.

At least four people are dead after an explosion in a refugee camp in Jordan on the border with Syria.

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Turkish MPs approve bill to extend president's powers

The bill would see changes in the system of government which would allow the president to keep ties with his party and restructure the country's highest judicial body.

The bill would see changes in the system of government which would allow the president to keep ties with his party and restructure the country's highest judicial body.

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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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"Reina looked suitable for an attack"

Media reports in Turkey say an Uzbek gunman who is said to have killed 39 people in a nightclub in Istanbul at New Year has told police he changed his target at the last moment.

Media reports in Turkey say an Uzbek gunman who is said to have killed 39 people in a nightclub in Istanbul at New Year has told police he changed his target at the last moment.

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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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Turkey: Hundreds sought over Bylock app

More than 200 military personnel are being sought as part of the ongoing crackdown following last summer's failed coup. They are suspected of using a messaging app the government says was used by the

More than 200 military personnel are being sought as part of the ongoing crackdown following last summer's failed coup. They are suspected of using a messaging app the government says was used by the

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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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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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Greek FM rejects blame game over Cyprus talks

Both Greece and Turkey have traded blows with talks set to continue over the divided island of Cyprus.

Both Greece and Turkey have traded blows with talks set to continue over the divided island of Cyprus.

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Turkey's parliament backs controversial constitutional changes

Turkey’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a new constitution which will increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a new constitution which will increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Greeks and Turks 'fail to agree' on new map for Cyprus

The two sides talking in Geneva over the future of Cyprus have reportedly failed to reach agreement over a new map for the divided Mediterranean island.

The two sides talking in Geneva over the future of Cyprus have reportedly failed to reach agreement over a new map for the divided Mediterranean island.