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'Hands off our shorts': Women rally in Turkey after brutal assault

Donning shorts and defending their right to dress as they please, women’s rights advocates in Turkey have rallied in defence of a nurse, attacked on a bus in Istanbul this month by a man who reportedl

Donning shorts and defending their right to dress as they please, women’s rights advocates in Turkey have rallied in defence of a nurse, attacked on a bus in Istanbul this month by a man who reportedl

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Syria: Assad forces tighten grip on Aleppo

Russian-backed Syrian forces seized strategic territory to the north of Aleppo on Saturday, marking the first major ground advance of an offensive to retake rebel-held zones and bring the entire city

Russian-backed Syrian forces seized strategic territory to the north of Aleppo on Saturday, marking the first major ground advance of an offensive to retake rebel-held zones and bring the entire city

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Toddler and a little girl rescued from rubble in Aleppo

Amateur video shows a baby boy and a little girl being rescued from the rubble in Aleppo, after the Syrian city is hit by a wave of heavy air strikes.

Amateur video shows a baby boy and a little girl being rescued from the rubble in Aleppo, after the Syrian city is hit by a wave of heavy air strikes.

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Russian aid reaches Aleppo

Following heavy airstrikes, which killed 90 people, reportedly involving Russian jets, Russian humanitarian aid is being distributed in parts of Aleppo.

Following heavy airstrikes, which killed 90 people, reportedly involving Russian jets, Russian humanitarian aid is being distributed in parts of Aleppo.

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Road rage on Istanbul bus leaves 11 in hospital

The latest example of road rage comes from Turkey, where an argument between a passenger and the driver on an Istanbul bus got out of hand, leaving 11 people…

The latest example of road rage comes from Turkey, where an argument between a passenger and the driver on an Istanbul bus got out of hand, leaving 11 people…

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'Clash': Egyptian nail-biter is Egypt's Oscar entry

A hit in Cannes where it opened the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section, ‘Clash’ by Mohamed Diab has been selected as Egypt’s entry to the Oscars.

A hit in Cannes where it opened the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section, ‘Clash’ by Mohamed Diab has been selected as Egypt’s entry to the Oscars.

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Syria's Assad says US 'lacks will' to work with Russia to defeat terrorists

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al Assad has hit out at the US, saying it has no will to work with Russia to defeat ISIL and other groups seen as terrorist in…

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al Assad has hit out at the US, saying it has no will to work with Russia to defeat ISIL and other groups seen as terrorist in…

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Four people smugglers arrested in Egypt after migrant boat capsizes

Four suspected people smugglers have been arrested in Egypt after at least 42 people were killed when a boat carrying hundreds of African migrants capsized off the Egyptian…

Four suspected people smugglers have been arrested in Egypt after at least 42 people were killed when a boat carrying hundreds of African migrants capsized off the Egyptian…

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Tragedy at sea as another migrant boat sinks in the Med

At least 43 people have been killed and scores more are missing after a boat carrying almost 600 migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt.

At least 43 people have been killed and scores more are missing after a boat carrying almost 600 migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt.

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UN to resume aid deliveries in Syria

Officials say Aleppo is not on the list of destinations for deliveries that could resume as early as Thursday.

Officials say Aleppo is not on the list of destinations for deliveries that could resume as early as Thursday.

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Attacker shot after storming Israeli embassy in Ankara

An Israeli official said an attacker who tried to storm the Israel embassy in the Turkish capital has been captured.

An Israeli official said an attacker who tried to storm the Israel embassy in the Turkish capital has been captured.

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Four medical workers killed in Syria airstrike

Four medical workers from the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations were killed overnight by an airstrike in Syria.

Four medical workers from the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations were killed overnight by an airstrike in Syria.

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US accuses Russia of air strike on Syria aid convoy

The Obama administration has accused Russian forces of the airstrike on a UN aid convoy, which shattered the fragile peace agreement in Syria.

The Obama administration has accused Russian forces of the airstrike on a UN aid convoy, which shattered the fragile peace agreement in Syria.

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Syria ceasefire is 'not dead' insists Kerry, despite attack on aid convoy

At talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the Syrian ceasefire is “not dead”, despite the devastating strike on a huma

At talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the Syrian ceasefire is “not dead”, despite the devastating strike on a huma

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Erdogan says US 'should not harbour a terrorist' like Gulen

The Turkish president, who is in New York for the UN General Assembly, has accused the United States of “harbouring a terrorist” by refusing to hand over the exiled cleric Fethullah…

The Turkish president, who is in New York for the UN General Assembly, has accused the United States of “harbouring a terrorist” by refusing to hand over the exiled cleric Fethullah…

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UN suspends all aid to Syria after convoy attack

The United Nations has suspended all aid convoys in Syria after its trucks were hit during a deadly air raid near Aleppo.

The United Nations has suspended all aid convoys in Syria after its trucks were hit during a deadly air raid near Aleppo.

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Muslim Brotherhood is back as Jordan goes to the polls

The people of Jordan are voting in parliamentary elections under a new system which it is claimed shows the pro-Western monarchy is bringing in democratic…

The people of Jordan are voting in parliamentary elections under a new system which it is claimed shows the pro-Western monarchy is bringing in democratic…

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Humanitarian aid convoy hit by air strike in Syria

An international aid convoy has been hit by an air strike while delivering aid to 78,000 people in the hard-to-reach town of Urm al-Kubra in Syria.

An international aid convoy has been hit by an air strike while delivering aid to 78,000 people in the hard-to-reach town of Urm al-Kubra in Syria.

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Syrian aid convoy hit by air strikes near Aleppo

An aid convoys which had been trying to reach a remote rebel-held area is hit in an airstrike - 18 of the 31 trucks are struck with many casualties reported, mostly drivers

An aid convoys which had been trying to reach a remote rebel-held area is hit in an airstrike - 18 of the 31 trucks are struck with many casualties reported, mostly drivers