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#Boeing sells first parts to #Iran since 1979

Boeing has sold plane parts to Iran Air, the first time it has done business with the Tehran's national carrier since the 1979 hostage crisis, the US aviation firm reported.

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Baby killed in Jerusalem 'hit-and-run'

A three-month-old baby was killed and eight people injured when a car slammed into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, in what Israeli authorities described as a "terror attack".

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US weighs 'Iraqi request for more advisers'

Senior US officials have said they are considering an Iraqi request for more American military advisers to help Iraqi security forces in their campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

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Iraqi Kurds to send forces to Syria's #Kobane

Peshmerga fightersIraqi Kurds have agreed to send fighters to help defend the northern Syrian city of Kobane from ISIL forces, after Turkey said it would allow them to cross Turkish territory.

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Blast outside Cairo University wounds ten

Cairo UniversityA bomb has exploded outside the gates of Cairo University, wounding ten people including policemen stationed outside the campus to quell student protests that have become customary in the politically unstable country.

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UN announces #Gaza war inquiry

Gaza war

The UN says it will begin investigating attacks on its facilities during Israel's recent war against Hamas in Gaza, that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians.

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Israeli troops 'abuse' Palestinian boy

Palestinian boy

Israeli soldiers have been accused of abusing a mentally disabled Palestinian boy for reportedly throwing stones, a human rights group has said.

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#Egypt sets appeal date for Al Jazeera staff

An Egyptian court has set a date for an appeals hearing in the case of three Al Jazeera English journalists jailed since last year.

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#Iraq asks for air strikes on #ISIL in Kirkuk

The governor of Iraq's northern region of Kirkuk has asked the US-led coalition to launch air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) positions, as its fighters advance on the region with the aim of capturing its rich oil fields.

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#ISIL 'launches fierce new assault' on #Kobane

Kurdish forcesKurdish fighters in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane weathered a fresh onslaught by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as they awaited promised reinforcements from Iraq.

Read more: #ISIL 'launches fierce new assault' on #Kobane

   

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