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Russia and Turkey 'join forces' to bomb ISIL in Syria

Russia has said its war planes joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time to target so-called Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab in northern…

Russia has said its war planes joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time to target so-called Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab in northern…

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ISIL launches fierce assault on Syrian government enclave

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 82 people have been killed, with militants attempting to cut the enclave off from a nearby military base

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 82 people have been killed, with militants attempting to cut the enclave off from a nearby military base

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Iraqi troops enter Mosul from the north

A spokesman for Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) says troops took the territory in an overnight raid across a tributary of the Tigris River in eastern Mosul.

A spokesman for Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) says troops took the territory in an overnight raid across a tributary of the Tigris River in eastern Mosul.

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German authorities detain Tunisian in connection with Berlin attack

The 26-year-old, believed to have been an associate of attacker Anis Amri, was taken into custody following an overnight raid on a refugee shelter in the Spandau district of Berlin.

The 26-year-old, believed to have been an associate of attacker Anis Amri, was taken into custody following an overnight raid on a refugee shelter in the Spandau district of Berlin.

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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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Was the Reina attack due to a clash of lifestyles?

In Turkey, lifestyle differences are being touted as a motivation for Saturday's massacre in a nightclub in Istanbul.

In Turkey, lifestyle differences are being touted as a motivation for Saturday's massacre in a nightclub in Istanbul.

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Istanbul gunman 'may have had combat training'

A profile of the gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day is begining to emerge.

A profile of the gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day is begining to emerge.

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Elite Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, fighting street-to-street against ISIL

Gunfire and clashes have been witnessed from up close in eastern Mosul, as Iraqi forces advanced further in their bid to oust militants from the self-styled Islamic…

Gunfire and clashes have been witnessed from up close in eastern Mosul, as Iraqi forces advanced further in their bid to oust militants from the self-styled Islamic…

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Opinion: a brief history of so-called Islamic State (ISIL)

For two months, the international coalition in Iraq has battled to reclaim the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL).

For two months, the international coalition in Iraq has battled to reclaim the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL).

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Istanbul attack: Families and friends mourn

Another of the 39 victims of the New Year’s Day massacre in Istanbul has been buried as family and friends mourned.

Another of the 39 victims of the New Year’s Day massacre in Istanbul has been buried as family and friends mourned.

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Syrian held in Germany 'sought ISIL funds for terror attack'

German prosecutors say a Syrian man arrested at the weekend in the west of the country tried to get funds from ISIL to carry out a terrorist attack.

German prosecutors say a Syrian man arrested at the weekend in the west of the country tried to get funds from ISIL to carry out a terrorist attack.

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The Reina nightclub attack: everything you need to know

ISIL says the attack was an "act of revenge" for Turkish involvement in Syria. Ankara arrests eight, says it is close to finding the alleged attacker.

ISIL says the attack was an "act of revenge" for Turkish involvement in Syria. Ankara arrests eight, says it is close to finding the alleged attacker.

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Istanbul attack is a further blow to Turkey's tourism industry

The Istanbul New Year's nightclub shooting is yet another major blow to Turkey's tourism sector with tourist revenue down by around a third from 2015.

The Istanbul New Year's nightclub shooting is yet another major blow to Turkey's tourism sector with tourist revenue down by around a third from 2015.

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Turkey nightclub attack - what we know

Whoops of delight fill the festively-decorated Reina nightclub in Istanbul as the countdown into a new year begins.

Whoops of delight fill the festively-decorated Reina nightclub in Istanbul as the countdown into a new year begins.

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ISIL claims responsibility for Istanbul nightclub attack

A statement about the attack, which killed 39 people, appeared on a social media site used in the past by ISIL to claim attacks

A statement about the attack, which killed 39 people, appeared on a social media site used in the past by ISIL to claim attacks

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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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Merkel says Germany is 'stronger than terrorism'

With Germany still reeling from the deadly Berlin truck attack, Angela Merkel has used her annual New Year’s message to insist the country and its democratic values are ‘stronger than…

With Germany still reeling from the deadly Berlin truck attack, Angela Merkel has used her annual New Year’s message to insist the country and its democratic values are ‘stronger than…

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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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Syria rebels threaten to declare ceasefire 'null and void'

With violence persisting in some parts of Syria, rebel groups are threatening to declare the latest ceasefire “null and void” unless attacks stop.

With violence persisting in some parts of Syria, rebel groups are threatening to declare the latest ceasefire “null and void” unless attacks stop.