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Iraqi forces capture Mosul airport from ISIL

After nearly three years under ISIL control, Mosul airport is captured by Iraqi security forces, state television announces.

After nearly three years under ISIL control, Mosul airport is captured by Iraqi security forces, state television announces.

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Russian warships welcomed home after Syria mission

Russia’s navy holds an honouring ceremony in Severomorsk to welcome back the crews of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Pyotr Veliky heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser returning from S

Russia’s navy holds an honouring ceremony in Severomorsk to welcome back the crews of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Pyotr Veliky heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser returning from S

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More than 2000 a day are fleeing Mosul - UN

The UN says this is several hundred more each day than before US-led coalition forces began a new phase of their battle to retake the city from ISIL.

The UN says this is several hundred more each day than before US-led coalition forces began a new phase of their battle to retake the city from ISIL.

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Dismay in Israel at guilty verdict for soldier

Israelis have been expressing their reactions to the manslaughter verdict given to an Israeli soldier for killing an disarmed Palestinian after a knife attack on a colleague.

Israelis have been expressing their reactions to the manslaughter verdict given to an Israeli soldier for killing an disarmed Palestinian after a knife attack on a colleague.

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Iraqi forces advance against ISIL in Mosul but suffer losses in south

The Iraqi army says it has made gradual progress in eastern Mosul as it tries to wrestle the city from the control of the so-called Islamic State.

The Iraqi army says it has made gradual progress in eastern Mosul as it tries to wrestle the city from the control of the so-called Islamic State.

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Civilians flee eastern Mosul as Iraqi forces battle ISIL

Scores of people fled for safety on Saturday on the third day of the renewed US-led offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group.

Scores of people fled for safety on Saturday on the third day of the renewed US-led offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group.

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Video: Training Afghanistan's women soldiers

Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats

Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats

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Putin says Russian military threat to NATO is 'imaginary'

The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.

The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.

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Confusion over refuelling requests for Russian warships

Russia has denied making a refuelling request to Spain for a fleet of its warships which has been sailing for the past week en route for Syria.

Russia has denied making a refuelling request to Spain for a fleet of its warships which has been sailing for the past week en route for Syria.

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Iraqi army advances on Mosul, as ISIL strikes back

Day nine of the battle for Mosul: 78 villages have been liberated from the so-called Islamic State, according to the Iraqi army.

Day nine of the battle for Mosul: 78 villages have been liberated from the so-called Islamic State, according to the Iraqi army.

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Libya: Freed ISIL migrant girl relives kidnap ordeal

The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…

The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…

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Iraqi army prepares to retake Mosul

Iraqi special forces have begun a major military build up outside Mosul ahead of a planned offensive to retake the ISIL held city.

Iraqi special forces have begun a major military build up outside Mosul ahead of a planned offensive to retake the ISIL held city.

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Afghanistan: suspected US drone strike kills at least 18, including civilians

A suspected US drone strike against ISIL targets in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province has killed at least 18 people, though other reports put the death toll and number of civilian casualties…

A suspected US drone strike against ISIL targets in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province has killed at least 18 people, though other reports put the death toll and number of civilian casualties…

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At least 21 killed in Yemen air strikes

At least 21 civilians have been killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the north of the country while 10 soldiers die in a suicide bombing.

At least 21 civilians have been killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the north of the country while 10 soldiers die in a suicide bombing.

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Syrian forces retake key Aleppo district

Syrian army forces and their allies have recaptured the whole Ramousah district of Aleppo, according to a monitor.

Syrian army forces and their allies have recaptured the whole Ramousah district of Aleppo, according to a monitor.