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#Egypt police storm restive universities

Cairo UniversityPolice backed by armoured vehicles have stormed the campuses of at least two prominent Egyptian universities to quell anti-government protests by students, security officials say.

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#ISIL 'publicly executes Iraqi journalist'

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has publicly executed a news cameraman and three civilians in northern Iraq, according to the journalist's relatives.

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#Iraq army pressured by #ISIL in west: official

The Iraqi army is under serious pressure in the west of the country, officials said, with the world's attention fixed instead on the Syrian town of Kobane as it battles a similar Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant offensive.

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Deadly suicide blasts rock #Iraq capital

Anbar provinceAt least 35 people have been killed and scores wounded in a series of attacks in Iraq, medical and police officials say.

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#ISIL bid to storm Syrian town repelled

Kurdish fightersKurdish fighters have thwarted an advance by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) into the heart of the besieged Syrian town of Kobane, a monitoring group has said.

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Shia opposition to boycott #Bahrain polls

Bahrain's ShiaBahrain's Shia-led opposition has said it will boycott parliamentary elections planned for next month, saying the vote would cement "absolute authoritarianism" in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.

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#ISIL pushes deeper into besieged Syrian town

KobaneFighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have advanced deeper into the embattled Syrian town of Kobane, taking control of more than 40 percent of territory, a group monitoring the violence has said.

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US says air power 'not enough' to save #Kobane

US-led coalition air strikes have managed to push back some fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Syrian city of Kobane, but US and UK officials have said that air power alone cannot prevent the city from falling.

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Yemen's PM-designate rejects nomination

The Yemeni government's pick to be the country's next prime minister has turned down the post, following threats from the Houthi rebel group to hold a mass protest against his appointment.

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US steps up air strikes on #ISIL in #Syria

US-led coalition warplanes have intensified bombing raids to push back the armed group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) intent on seizing the Kurdish town of Kobane in Syria, the US military said.

Read more: US steps up air strikes on #ISIL in #Syria

   

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