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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.

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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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More than 15,000 dismissals in Turkey's post-coup purge

Hundreds of public institutions and media outlets have also been shut down over alleged links to a failed coup in July, according to an official decree.

Hundreds of public institutions and media outlets have also been shut down over alleged links to a failed coup in July, according to an official decree.

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The Belgian army takes to the streets

Military personnel took to the streets to demonstrate against plans to increase their retirement age from 56 to 63.

Military personnel took to the streets to demonstrate against plans to increase their retirement age from 56 to 63.

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Russian warships 'ward off a Dutch submarine'

Russian warships have been forced to drive away a Dutch submarine which were apparently tailing the convoy including the Admiral Kutznetsov aircraft carrier, according to a military spokesperson

Russian warships have been forced to drive away a Dutch submarine which were apparently tailing the convoy including the Admiral Kutznetsov aircraft carrier, according to a military spokesperson

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All-out campaign announced to retake Raqqa

The US-backed 'Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) have are planning a campaign to retake the city of Raqqa, the stronghold of the ISIL militants in Syria.

The US-backed 'Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) have are planning a campaign to retake the city of Raqqa, the stronghold of the ISIL militants in Syria.

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Turkey's military build-up angers Iraq

Turkey has described its military build-up on its border with Iraq as a precaution not a threat.

Turkey has described its military build-up on its border with Iraq as a precaution not a threat.

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Assad vows to stay in power at least until 2021

President Bashar al-Assad plans to remain in power until at least 2021 when his third seven-year term comes to an end.

President Bashar al-Assad plans to remain in power until at least 2021 when his third seven-year term comes to an end.

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Desperate measures for Syrians trying to reach refugee camps

Syrian refugees are reportedly crossing the border into Iraq with the help of smugglers, attempting to join Iraqi refugees fleeing fighting in Mosul

Syrian refugees are reportedly crossing the border into Iraq with the help of smugglers, attempting to join Iraqi refugees fleeing fighting in Mosul

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China displays J-20 stealth jet at country's biggest air show

China has shown off its J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time - the plane it hopes will narrow a military technology gap with the US.

China has shown off its J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time - the plane it hopes will narrow a military technology gap with the US.

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Video: Russia's cold war aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov

This is the Admiral Kuznetsov, the Russian aircraft carrier said to be so unreliable it has to travel with a tug in case it breaks down.

This is the Admiral Kuznetsov, the Russian aircraft carrier said to be so unreliable it has to travel with a tug in case it breaks down.

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Iraqi army prepares to retake Mosul

Iraqi special forces have begun a major military build up outside Mosul ahead of a planned offensive to retake the ISIL held city.

Iraqi special forces have begun a major military build up outside Mosul ahead of a planned offensive to retake the ISIL held city.

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Crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn heir to the Thai throne

Crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was in Germany when Thai palace officials announced that his father, 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was seriously ill.

Crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was in Germany when Thai palace officials announced that his father, 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was seriously ill.

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NATO jets intercept two Russian bombers flying south

Two Russian bombers were intercepted by fighter jets from four different European countries as they flew from Norway down to Spain and back again, it has…

Two Russian bombers were intercepted by fighter jets from four different European countries as they flew from Norway down to Spain and back again, it has…

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UK plans to exempt soliders from European convention on human rights

The government announced the policy change saying that the European convention on human rights (ECHR) was being misused and judgements went beyond their remit.

The government announced the policy change saying that the European convention on human rights (ECHR) was being misused and judgements went beyond their remit.

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Iran claims to have copied a captured US drone

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone similar to a US drone captured five years ago, Iranian media reported on Saturday.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone similar to a US drone captured five years ago, Iranian media reported on Saturday.

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At least five soldiers killed in Mexico ambush

The local prosecutor's office says the attack took place in the early morning on the edge of the city of Culiacan in the home state of the Sinaloa cartel.

The local prosecutor's office says the attack took place in the early morning on the edge of the city of Culiacan in the home state of the Sinaloa cartel.