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Fighting rages for control of Syria's Kobane

Fighting continues in the Syrian border town of Kobane, as Kurdish fighters said a US-led air campaign had dislodged fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from the town.

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Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces

Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank, local medics and residents said.

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#Kobane air strikes help Kurds push back #ISIL

Several days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes have helped Syrian-Kurdish fighters regain ground against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant armed group in the Syrian border town of Kobane.

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Greste hails global support for #FreeAJStaff

Peter Greste has emphasised his belief in integrity, ethics and professionalism as key to journalism's survival in a speech read on his behalf at an awards event recognising courage and independent spirit among journalists.

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Houthi fighters seize #Yemen city of Ibb

Houthi rebels have seized more territory south of Yemen's capital, including the city of Ibb, near an al-Qaeda stronghold.

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US: hundreds of #ISIL rebels killed in #Kobane

Rear Admiral John KirbyUS-led air strikes have killed several hundred Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters around the Syrian town of Kobane, the Pentagon said, but it cautioned that the town near Turkey's border could still fall to the Sunni rebel group.

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Dozens die in fresh #Baghdad bomb blasts

Baghdad bomb blastsAt least 36 people have been killed in a series of car bomb and mortar attacks in in Shia areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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Saudi sentences Shia protest leader to death

A Saudi court has sentenced to death a prominent Shia religious leader and anti-government protest leader for "sedition" and "disobeying" the kingdom's rulers.

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Knesset members join protest at Al-Aqsa

Al-Aqsa

Members of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, have stood alongside hundreds of Palestinians in a peaceful protest outside the Lion's gate of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.

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US bombs stall #ISIL advance in #Kobane

US bombsThe US has launched 18 air attacks on ISIL targets around Kobane, allowing Kurdish fighters retrieve ground in the Syrian border city.

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