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'New deal' with mutinous soldiers defuses Ivory Coast tensions

Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi pursued talks with mutinous soldiers’ leaders on Friday in Bouake, the city where he had been held against his will just a week…

Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi pursued talks with mutinous soldiers’ leaders on Friday in Bouake, the city where he had been held against his will just a week…

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Turkish soldiers appeal extradition from Greece

A prosecutor at Greece’s Supreme Court has recommended rejecting an extradition request for two out of eight Turkish soldiers who fled their home country after a failed coup attempt in…

A prosecutor at Greece’s Supreme Court has recommended rejecting an extradition request for two out of eight Turkish soldiers who fled their home country after a failed coup attempt in…

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Turkish PM meets Iraqi Kurdish leader in Erbil

Turkey’s diplomatic drive in Iraq has continued, the Turkish prime minister meeting the leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region, on the second day of his visit to the…

Turkey’s diplomatic drive in Iraq has continued, the Turkish prime minister meeting the leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region, on the second day of his visit to the…

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British military seeks laser gun

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has awarded a £30m contract to a defence consortium to produce a prototype laser weapon.

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has awarded a £30m contract to a defence consortium to produce a prototype laser weapon.

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Netanyahu calls for pardon of convicted soldier

Israel’s Prime Minister has joined calls to pardon a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian.

Israel’s Prime Minister has joined calls to pardon a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian.

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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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Russian military plane carrying army choir crashes near Sochi

A Russian defence ministry plane, carrying 92 people on route to Syria, has crashed into the Black Sea near Sochi, the defence ministry said.

A Russian defence ministry plane, carrying 92 people on route to Syria, has crashed into the Black Sea near Sochi, the defence ministry said.

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Nigeria: Boko Haram driven from Sambisa forest by army

Nigeria’s army has driven Boko Haram militants from their last camp in the northeastern Sambisa forest the group’s, the president Muhammadu Buhari has said in a…

Nigeria’s army has driven Boko Haram militants from their last camp in the northeastern Sambisa forest the group’s, the president Muhammadu Buhari has said in a…

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"Operation Cleanup" for the Japanese army

More than 500 troops from Japan’s Ground Self Defence Forces (JSDF) have participated in an annual clean-up exercise at the historic Himeji Castle.

More than 500 troops from Japan’s Ground Self Defence Forces (JSDF) have participated in an annual clean-up exercise at the historic Himeji Castle.

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Syrian forces reject rebel call for truce in Aleppo

Syrian forces in Aleppo take control of the 'Old City' and sense a pivotal victory in the five-year conflict against rebels

Syrian forces in Aleppo take control of the 'Old City' and sense a pivotal victory in the five-year conflict against rebels

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Trump calls for Air Force One order to be scrapped

Donald Trump has said he wants to scrap an order to revamp Air Force One, branding the project ‘‘ridiculous’‘ The President-elect said the cost of replacing and fitting the two 747 jumbo jets had top

Donald Trump has said he wants to scrap an order to revamp Air Force One, branding the project ‘‘ridiculous’‘ The President-elect said the cost of replacing and fitting the two 747 jumbo jets had top

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Fate of asylum-seeking Turkish soldiers remains unclear

A court in Athens has ruled that three of eight Turkish officers said to be implicated in July’s failed coup attempt in Turkey should be extradited back to their home…

A court in Athens has ruled that three of eight Turkish officers said to be implicated in July’s failed coup attempt in Turkey should be extradited back to their home…

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Ukraine missile tests avoid Crimea airspace and Russian showdown

Ukraine began two days of missile tests on Thursday, avoiding the air space over Crimea which could have provoked a confrontation with Russia.

Ukraine began two days of missile tests on Thursday, avoiding the air space over Crimea which could have provoked a confrontation with Russia.

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Syrian army captures a third of rebel-held territory in east Aleppo

Rebels lose a third of their territory in eastern Aleppo as Syrian government forces press on with their advance in a bid to take back the city.

Rebels lose a third of their territory in eastern Aleppo as Syrian government forces press on with their advance in a bid to take back the city.

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Hundred Shi'ite pilgrims killed by Islamic State in Iraq

Around one hundred people, most of them Shi'ite pilgrims from Iran, have been killed in the Iraqi city of Hilla by a suicide truck bomber.

Around one hundred people, most of them Shi'ite pilgrims from Iran, have been killed in the Iraqi city of Hilla by a suicide truck bomber.