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Colombian Senate approves FARC deal

The initial agreement with the rebel group was rejected in a national referendum in October.

The initial agreement with the rebel group was rejected in a national referendum in October.

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Dates and facts around Nagorno-Karabakh's 30-year long conflict

Nagorno-Karabakh is a geographical area near the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It is a mountainous and heavily-forested patch of land that

Nagorno-Karabakh is a geographical area near the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It is a mountainous and heavily-forested patch of land that

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UN Security Council calls for police options in Burundi

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution seeking to deploy police in Burundi, where an upsurge in violence has raised fears of a

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution seeking to deploy police in Burundi, where an upsurge in violence has raised fears of a

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Gunshots, grenades and anger in Jerusalem

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian they said tried to stab an officer near Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, the latest in a spate of street attacks in the occupied territories.

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian they said tried to stab an officer near Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, the latest in a spate of street attacks in the occupied territories.

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Attack on Serbs in Kosovo village

Police are investigating an attack in an ethnically Serb village in Kosovo. Shots have been fired at a house and a car set alight, and a memorial to

Police are investigating an attack in an ethnically Serb village in Kosovo. Shots have been fired at a house and a car set alight, and a memorial to

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Violence continues after deadly attack on Iraqi mosque

Sunni leaders in Iraq have suspended talks on a new government after a massacre on a Sunni mosque in the north east of Iraq which left more than 70

Sunni leaders in Iraq have suspended talks on a new government after a massacre on a Sunni mosque in the north east of Iraq which left more than 70

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CAR ceasefire agreed and signed

In Central African Republic (CAR) rival armed groups have signed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending over one year of religious conflict. The

In Central African Republic (CAR) rival armed groups have signed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending over one year of religious conflict. The

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Police clash with protesters in Kosovo

Police in Kosovo have fired teargas and rubber bullets at ethnic Albanians rioting in the divided town of Mitrovica. The violence broke out when

Police in Kosovo have fired teargas and rubber bullets at ethnic Albanians rioting in the divided town of Mitrovica. The violence broke out when

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Iraq: Kurdish forces in control of Kirkuk battle Islamist insurgents

Now that Baghdad’s control of northern Iraq has collapsed in the face of an onslaught by Sunni insurgents, Kurdish forces have been battling the al

Now that Baghdad’s control of northern Iraq has collapsed in the face of an onslaught by Sunni insurgents, Kurdish forces have been battling the al

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Obama calculates military options in Iraq

US President Barack Obama held talks with security chiefs over the unfolding crisis in Iraq on Friday, claiming he was reviewing military options

US President Barack Obama held talks with security chiefs over the unfolding crisis in Iraq on Friday, claiming he was reviewing military options

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Iraq crisis: Shia cleric's call to arms fuels fears of new civil war

There are fears that Iraq could once again descend into civil war after the country’s most senior Shia Muslim cleric issued a call to arms to fight a

There are fears that Iraq could once again descend into civil war after the country’s most senior Shia Muslim cleric issued a call to arms to fight a

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France cancels Rwanda visit over Kagame's genocide accusations

France has pulled out of the 20th anniversary commemorations of the genocide in Rwanda over accusations of their involvement in the massacre which

France has pulled out of the 20th anniversary commemorations of the genocide in Rwanda over accusations of their involvement in the massacre which

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Crimean Tatars consider referendum on Russian annexation

Crimea’s indigenous Tatars are considering their own referendum in the wake of Russia’s annexation of the region. Refat Chubarov the head of the

Crimea’s indigenous Tatars are considering their own referendum in the wake of Russia’s annexation of the region. Refat Chubarov the head of the

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Soldiers lynch man at army ceremony in Central African Republic

Soldiers in the Central African Republic lynched a man they believed to be an ex-rebel, minutes after hearing the new president pledge to restore

Soldiers in the Central African Republic lynched a man they believed to be an ex-rebel, minutes after hearing the new president pledge to restore

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Familes flee Fallujah as ISIL tightens its grip on Anbar

Hundreds of Iraqi families who fled fighting in Fallujah have been given mattresses, blankets and other relief in Kerbala. Al Qaeda’s Islamic State

Hundreds of Iraqi families who fled fighting in Fallujah have been given mattresses, blankets and other relief in Kerbala. Al Qaeda’s Islamic State

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Humanitarian crisis deepens in South Sudan

Aid agencies fear the humanitarian crisis is deepening in South Sudan. Over 12,000 people live in one camp in Juba and the numbers are growing

Aid agencies fear the humanitarian crisis is deepening in South Sudan. Over 12,000 people live in one camp in Juba and the numbers are growing

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South Sudan President says 'peace not war'

Christmas in South Sudan, and there is not much peace for the war weary inhabitants. Bodies are strewn around the town of Bor, which was captured

Christmas in South Sudan, and there is not much peace for the war weary inhabitants. Bodies are strewn around the town of Bor, which was captured

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Thousands flee homes as fighting continues in South Sudan

A week of fighting in South Sudan shows no signs of abating, threatening to drag the world’s newest country into a civil war. The government’s

A week of fighting in South Sudan shows no signs of abating, threatening to drag the world’s newest country into a civil war. The government’s

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South Sudan at risk of civil war - UN warns

The United Nations (UN) has condemned a deadly attack in South Sudan that killed two of its peacekeepers and at least 11 civilians. There is

The United Nations (UN) has condemned a deadly attack in South Sudan that killed two of its peacekeepers and at least 11 civilians. There is

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CAR: Humanitarian chief says ending violence is a priority

There has been a fresh wave of violence in Central African Republic, with shootouts at checkpoints reported on Friday. A mosque was also destroyed

There has been a fresh wave of violence in Central African Republic, with shootouts at checkpoints reported on Friday. A mosque was also destroyed

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South Sudan bloodshed heightens UN fears of inter-clan war

An attack on a United Nations compound in South Sudan which left three Indian peacekeepers dead on Thursday has deepened confusion there. It

An attack on a United Nations compound in South Sudan which left three Indian peacekeepers dead on Thursday has deepened confusion there. It