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The iconic images of children suffering in war

Viewers are almost immune now to the dusty aftermath of air strikes on city streets in Syria on their television screens.

Viewers are almost immune now to the dusty aftermath of air strikes on city streets in Syria on their television screens.

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Iraq executes 36 men for massacre of military recruits near Tikrit

Iraq has executed by hanging 36 men who were convicted over the killings of up to 1,700 military recruits at former US base Camp Speicher near Tikrit in 2014.

Iraq has executed by hanging 36 men who were convicted over the killings of up to 1,700 military recruits at former US base Camp Speicher near Tikrit in 2014.

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Afghan army retakes key Kunduz district after brief Taliban foray

Afghan troops have forced the Taliban out of a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz, just hours after the militant group had taken control of the district on…

Afghan troops have forced the Taliban out of a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz, just hours after the militant group had taken control of the district on…

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Two Ukrainian soldiers killed on Donbass frontline, says Kyiv

Ukraine’s defence ministry says two soldiers were killed and eight wounded in a 24-hour period on the frontline of the war-torn Donbass region.

Ukraine’s defence ministry says two soldiers were killed and eight wounded in a 24-hour period on the frontline of the war-torn Donbass region.

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Poroshenko warns of 'martial law' if Ukraine conflict escalates

President Poroshenko of Ukraine has warned he may bring in martial law because of increased tension in the east with pro-Russian separatists.

President Poroshenko of Ukraine has warned he may bring in martial law because of increased tension in the east with pro-Russian separatists.

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Russia signs on to 48-hour Aleppo ceasefire for aid deliveries

The United Nations has welcomed Russia saying it will support a 48-hour ceasefire in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo with the first "humanitarian pause" next week.

The United Nations has welcomed Russia saying it will support a 48-hour ceasefire in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo with the first "humanitarian pause" next week.

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Video of bloodied Syrian boy captures horror of Aleppo

A video of a boy sitting dazed and bloodied in the back of an ambulance after surviving an airstrike in Aleppo has highlighted the desperation of the Syrian civil war and the struggle for control of t

A video of a boy sitting dazed and bloodied in the back of an ambulance after surviving an airstrike in Aleppo has highlighted the desperation of the Syrian civil war and the struggle for control of t