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Airstrike kills 12 civilians in Yemen

Twelve civilians have been killed in Yemen in another airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition that’s been fighting Shiite Houthi rebels since March…

Twelve civilians have been killed in Yemen in another airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition that’s been fighting Shiite Houthi rebels since March…

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The battle for Mosul rages on

ISIL militants have been steadily retreating from areas around Mosul into the city since the battle started on October 17, with air and ground support from a U.S.-led coalition.

ISIL militants have been steadily retreating from areas around Mosul into the city since the battle started on October 17, with air and ground support from a U.S.-led coalition.

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US expects anti-ISIL Mosul and Raqqa offensives to overlap

As Iraqi forces edge closer to Mosul in Iraq, anti-ISIL coalition members discussed preparations for an overlapping offensive on the extremists’ Syrian stronghold…

As Iraqi forces edge closer to Mosul in Iraq, anti-ISIL coalition members discussed preparations for an overlapping offensive on the extremists’ Syrian stronghold…

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Spain's acting PM Rajoy loses second confidence vote

Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy has failed in a second attempt to win parliament’s backing to form a government, plunging the country into…

Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy has failed in a second attempt to win parliament’s backing to form a government, plunging the country into…

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Spain's political parties consider coalition, but not with Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party may have won the most seats in Spain’s second general election in a little over six months, but it still falls short of the 176 needed for an outright…

Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party may have won the most seats in Spain’s second general election in a little over six months, but it still falls short of the 176 needed for an outright…

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Israel's new defence chief jokes about curbing his fiery nature

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his choice for defence minister, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, signed a coalition agreement on Wednesday (May 25) and issued assurances that the mos

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his choice for defence minister, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, signed a coalition agreement on Wednesday (May 25) and issued assurances that the mos

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Spanish left tries to avoid fresh elections with talks next week

The leader of the Spanish socialists, Pedro Sanchez, and the leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, have agreed to meet next Wednesday in order to start

The leader of the Spanish socialists, Pedro Sanchez, and the leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, have agreed to meet next Wednesday in order to start

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Spanish deal aimed at forming new government but success far from certain

The Socialist party in Spain has signed a deal with the new liberal Citizens party, with the aim of making the Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez prime minister.

The Socialist party in Spain has signed a deal with the new liberal Citizens party, with the aim of making the Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez prime minister.

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Turkey urged to stop assaults on Kurdish militias in Syria

France calls on Turkey to halt assaults on Kurdish militia Saudi Arabia prepared to participate in Syrian ground offensive Obama and Putin agree

France calls on Turkey to halt assaults on Kurdish militia Saudi Arabia prepared to participate in Syrian ground offensive Obama and Putin agree

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Snap election on the cards in Catalonia

Split among factions threatens to undermine campaign for independence from Madrid as parties clash over choice of leader.

Split among factions threatens to undermine campaign for independence from Madrid as parties clash over choice of leader.

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Iraqi forces retake control of Ramadi from ISIL

Iraqi forces in Ramadi have taken control of the city’s government complex from the group calling itself Islamic State, or ISIL. Ramadi fell to

Iraqi forces in Ramadi have taken control of the city’s government complex from the group calling itself Islamic State, or ISIL. Ramadi fell to

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US-backed Arab rebel alliance captures Syrian dam from ISIL

In Syria, the US-backed Kurdish Arab rebel alliance has captured a dam on the River Euphrates from the group calling itself Islamic State, or

In Syria, the US-backed Kurdish Arab rebel alliance has captured a dam on the River Euphrates from the group calling itself Islamic State, or

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Mariano Rajoy faces tough negotiations to form a coalition government

Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular may have come first in the voting but if he is to form a new government he may have to do it in a coalition with one

Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular may have come first in the voting but if he is to form a new government he may have to do it in a coalition with one

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Iran slams Turkey's role in anti-ISIL alliance as hypocrisy

The Saudi’s diplomatic recipe for an Islamic response to ISIL has been welcomed by some and condemned by some. The US says the 34-nation military

The Saudi’s diplomatic recipe for an Islamic response to ISIL has been welcomed by some and condemned by some. The US says the 34-nation military

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German parliament gives green light to air missions in Syria

The German parliament has voted to support the coalition conducting airstrikes against ISIL in Syria. Gaining support meant some serious

The German parliament has voted to support the coalition conducting airstrikes against ISIL in Syria. Gaining support meant some serious

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ISIL tunnel network unearthed in Sinjar

Kurdish peshmerga forces in the north of Iraq have discovered a secret underground tunnel network allegedly used by ISIL fighters to protect

Kurdish peshmerga forces in the north of Iraq have discovered a secret underground tunnel network allegedly used by ISIL fighters to protect

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Bill Gates launches 'Breakthrough Energy Coalition' at COP21

It’s being called the billionaires’ coalition. Rubbing shoulders with the world leaders at COP21 in Paris, some high-tech gurus are adding their

It’s being called the billionaires’ coalition. Rubbing shoulders with the world leaders at COP21 in Paris, some high-tech gurus are adding their

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Hollande adds Italy to his coalition before heading to Moscow

Holland heads to Moscow with his coalition package after adding Italy to his list of anti-ISIL partners, but will the package please Vladimir Putin?

Holland heads to Moscow with his coalition package after adding Italy to his list of anti-ISIL partners, but will the package please Vladimir Putin?

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Hollande calls for international coalition to defeat 'Daesh'

Speaking just after the end of a police operation he described as “risky” and “heavy”, President Hollande told a conference of French mayors that the

Speaking just after the end of a police operation he described as “risky” and “heavy”, President Hollande told a conference of French mayors that the

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Yemen wedding brothers killed in rocket strike

Three brothers getting ready for a joint wedding have been killed in a rocket attack in the southwest of Yemen. Locals say Saudi-led coalition jets

Three brothers getting ready for a joint wedding have been killed in a rocket attack in the southwest of Yemen. Locals say Saudi-led coalition jets

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Supreme Court judge Vassiliki Thanou will lead Greece to elections

The head of Greece’s new caretaker government has been named as Vassiliki Thanou, the country’s top Supreme Court judge. The president’s office said

The head of Greece’s new caretaker government has been named as Vassiliki Thanou, the country’s top Supreme Court judge. The president’s office said

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Russia urges Syrian opposition groups to unite against terrorism

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called on all Syrian opposition groups to unite in the fight against terrorism in the local region. The

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called on all Syrian opposition groups to unite in the fight against terrorism in the local region. The

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Turkey: Erdogan promises 'no terrorists will be left'

The human cost of the spiralling violence is beginning to be felt in Turkey. Relatives have gathered to mourn a soldier killed when militants

The human cost of the spiralling violence is beginning to be felt in Turkey. Relatives have gathered to mourn a soldier killed when militants

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ISIL militants launch counter-offensive and re-enter Kobani

The self-styled Islamic State group has re-entered the key Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani, five months after they were driven out. The assault

The self-styled Islamic State group has re-entered the key Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani, five months after they were driven out. The assault