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UN estimates 1.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:43 PM

The UN's humanitarian chief, Baroness Amos, said on Sunday, October 19, 2014, that the real number of Syrian refugees in Turkey is far higher than estimated.

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Toll rises as clashes continue in Libyan city

Monday, 20 October 2014 12:10 PM

Intense fighting in Libya has killed more than a hundred people in the past ten days.

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Turkey remains reluctant on fight against ISIL

Monday, 20 October 2014 12:10 PM

Turkey remains reluctant to take a more active role in the US-led coalition against ISIL.

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ISIL pushed out of Kobane hilltop by Kurds

Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:18 PM

Fighter jets from the US and its allies have launched a new round of attacks on the ISIL.

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Western powers condemn ongoing violence in Libya

Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:18 PM

Forces loyal to retired general Khalifa Haftar have launched new attacks against militias in the city of Benghazi and also in the town of Kikla in the country's west.

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Iraqi forces tighten security around Kirkuk

Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:18 PM

ISIL threatens to close in on Kirkuk, an oil rich city in Iraq, causing Iraqi forces to tighten security around the city in fear of being attacked.

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Rare glimpse inside North Korea security zone

Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:41 PM

North and South Korea held their first high-level military talks in seven years on Wednesday.

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Turkey's ISIL dilemma

Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:41 PM

Ankara is under mounting internal and external pressure to act as the battle for Kobane continues.

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Ban Ki-moon promises aid to rebuild Gaza

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:46 PM

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has concluded his two-day trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a visit to Gaza to see the wrecked UN facilities there and conduct a general inspection of the damage.

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Bring back our girls campaign, six months on

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:46 PM

Protesters call on the Nigerian government to do more to bring back more than 200 girls who still remain captured by Boko Haram. They are angry about the government's failure to ensure their release.

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British MPs back recognition of Palestine

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:46 PM

Britain's Parliament is calling on the UK government to recognise Palestine as a state. Politicians on Monday passed a vote that is non-binding and will not change government policy. But it could have symbolic value for Palestinians in the pursuit of a country of their own

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Frenchman wins Nobel prize in economics

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 12:59 PM

French economist Jean Tirole has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in economics for his work on market power and regulation. The Nobel jury described him as "one of the most influential economists of our time".

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Catalonia calls off independence referendum

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 12:59 PM

Catalonia's President Artur Mas is calling off the region's independence referendum and instead is seeking alternative ways to consult Catalans.

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Air strikes on Syria: help or hindrance?

Monday, 13 October 2014 12:31 PM

ISIL fighters defy coalition air campaign while government forces intensify attacks on opposition rebels.

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Cyclone Hudhud hammers eastern India

Monday, 13 October 2014 12:31 PM

Cyclone Hudhud has hit India's east coast, killing five people. High winds have caused severe damage, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes.


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