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Liberation of northern Syrian city of Manbij is major blow to IS

The people of Manbij have been celebrating their liberation from the so-called Islamic State group. The fate of civilians taken as human shields remains unclear.

The people of Manbij have been celebrating their liberation from the so-called Islamic State group. The fate of civilians taken as human shields remains unclear.

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ISIL forced out of strategic Syrian city of Manbij

US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have seized full control of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, liberating more than 2,000 civilian hostages who had been held as human…

US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have seized full control of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, liberating more than 2,000 civilian hostages who had been held as human…

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ISIL 'soldiers' carried out France church attack, murdering Catholic priest

The group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL) says two of its “soldiers” carried out a church attack in the French region of Normandy in which a priest was murdered and worshippers taken…

The group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL) says two of its “soldiers” carried out a church attack in the French region of Normandy in which a priest was murdered and worshippers taken…

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Armenia: gunmen storm police station in Yerevan

In Armenia, gunmen have seized a police station in the capital Yerevan taking hostages, including the country’s police chief.

In Armenia, gunmen have seized a police station in the capital Yerevan taking hostages, including the country’s police chief.

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Bangladesh police storm Dhaka restaurant after gun attack and siege

Bangladeshi police have stormed a restaurant in Dhaka trying to free 20 hostages including several foreigners – trapped inside after gunmen attacked it on Friday…

Bangladeshi police have stormed a restaurant in Dhaka trying to free 20 hostages including several foreigners – trapped inside after gunmen attacked it on Friday…

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Bangladesh police storm Dhaka restaurant after gun attack and siege

Bangladeshi police have stormed a restaurant in Dhaka trying to free 20 hostages including several foreigners – trapped inside after gunmen attacked it on Friday…

Bangladeshi police have stormed a restaurant in Dhaka trying to free 20 hostages including several foreigners – trapped inside after gunmen attacked it on Friday…

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Trudeau condemns killing of Canadian hostage in Philippines

Islamist militants in the Philippines have killed Canadian hostage John Ridsdel in what Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned as an

Islamist militants in the Philippines have killed Canadian hostage John Ridsdel in what Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned as an

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Accused army deserter Bowe Bergdahl appears in court

US army segeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been charged with desertion, appeared before a court to ask for time on deciding whether a judge or a jury

US army segeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been charged with desertion, appeared before a court to ask for time on deciding whether a judge or a jury

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All hostages are freed after a botched robbery in northern France

A hostage taking incident in the northern French town of Roubaix appears to be over. Police have reported one gunman as dead and another arrested

A hostage taking incident in the northern French town of Roubaix appears to be over. Police have reported one gunman as dead and another arrested

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Mali: security tightened as situation of emergency declared

Security has been tightened in Bamako, a day after heavily-armed militants took 170 people hostage at one of the city’s luxury hotels. A state of

Security has been tightened in Bamako, a day after heavily-armed militants took 170 people hostage at one of the city’s luxury hotels. A state of

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Mali reinforces security after suspected Islamists raid luxury hotel

Up to 27 people are believed to have been killed following an attack on a luxury hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako. Eyewitnesses say the assailants

Up to 27 people are believed to have been killed following an attack on a luxury hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako. Eyewitnesses say the assailants

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At least 22 people killed as Mali hotel siege ends

At least 22 people have been killed in a siege at a luxury hotel in the Mali capital Bamako. Islamist gunmen stormed the Radisson and took 170

At least 22 people have been killed in a siege at a luxury hotel in the Mali capital Bamako. Islamist gunmen stormed the Radisson and took 170

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Nigerian military 'frees 338 hostages' from Boko Haram camps

Army raids on Boko Haram camps in north-eastern Nigeria are said to have resulted in the release of 338 hostages. According to a military statement

Army raids on Boko Haram camps in north-eastern Nigeria are said to have resulted in the release of 338 hostages. According to a military statement

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Mali: 12 dead in hotel siege, four hostages rescued

Malian forces have stormed a hotel and freed four hostages, held by suspected Islamist militants during a 24 hour siege in which 12 people died

Malian forces have stormed a hotel and freed four hostages, held by suspected Islamist militants during a 24 hour siege in which 12 people died

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French woman held captive in Yemen since February freed

A French woman who was abducted in Yemen in February has been freed and is expected in Paris on Friday morning, according to a statement from the

A French woman who was abducted in Yemen in February has been freed and is expected in Paris on Friday morning, according to a statement from the

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Syria: Spanish journalists missing, presumed kidnapped

Three Spanish journalists have gone missing after entering Syria in mid-July. Spanish media reports the group are believed to have been kidnapped

Three Spanish journalists have gone missing after entering Syria in mid-July. Spanish media reports the group are believed to have been kidnapped

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Mali hostages Gustafsson and McGowan seen in new jihadist video

Two men captured by Islamist militants in Mali – said to be the last Westerners held hostage in the country – have been seen in a rare video posted

Two men captured by Islamist militants in Mali – said to be the last Westerners held hostage in the country – have been seen in a rare video posted

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"I'm being held hostage" pleads woman in pizza order

Police are praising workers at a Pizza Hut in Florida for helping to bring a hostage drama to an end. A customer wrote a message in her online pizza

Police are praising workers at a Pizza Hut in Florida for helping to bring a hostage drama to an end. A customer wrote a message in her online pizza

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French forces rescue Dutch hostage Sjaak Rijke in Mali

The French army have released footage showing a freed Dutch hostage who was rescued on Monday (April 6) during a special forces attack on a militant

The French army have released footage showing a freed Dutch hostage who was rescued on Monday (April 6) during a special forces attack on a militant

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Twitter blocked in Turkey after prosecutor hostage photo goes viral

Access to Twitter and YouTube have been blocked in Turkey. The move come less than one week after Istanbul prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz died when

Access to Twitter and YouTube have been blocked in Turkey. The move come less than one week after Istanbul prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz died when

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Kenyan government under pressure in wake of college attack

In the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the newspapers are awash with headlines about the college massacre. People are calling for tolerance and unity, after

In the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the newspapers are awash with headlines about the college massacre. People are calling for tolerance and unity, after

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Death toll could rise further in Kenya college massacre

The death toll in the Kenya college attack could rise further, a government source is warning. At least 147 people were killed when masked

The death toll in the Kenya college attack could rise further, a government source is warning. At least 147 people were killed when masked