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Battle rages for control of Mosul dam

Mosul damFierce fighting is raging around the Mosul dam, Iraq's largest, as Kurdish Peshmerga troops and Iraqi forces try to recapture it from Islamic State fighters who seized it just over a week ago.

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UN nuclear chief: #Iran committed to talks

Yukiya Amano, Hassan Rouhani

The UN's nuclear agency chief has said he has received a firm commitment from Iran during a visit to resolve the dispute over its nuclear programme with the US and other world powers.

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US air strikes aid Kurdish push on Mosul dam

PeshmergaKurdish forces aided by US air strikes have advanced to within kilometres of Iraq's largest dam, less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State group.

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#Israel: No #Gaza deal until security needs met

Benjamin NetanyahuIsrael will not agree to any long-term ceasefire in Gaza unless its security needs are clearly met, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

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Islamic State group 'executes 700' in #Syria

700 membersThe Islamic State group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group said.

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US 'told #Syria rebels' to seek intervention

US officials have asked the Syrian opposition to call on the international community to hit positions belonging to the Islamic State group and help rebels eliminate the self-declared jihadists, Al Jazeera has learned from sources inside the opposition.

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US strikes rebels at Islamic State-held dam

US aircraft US aircraft have launched air strikes near Iraq's largest dam, killing up to 15 fighters from the Islamic State group, sources reported.

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Rebels ask for Iraq-style strikes in #Syria

Islamic State groupSyria's opposition has called for international intervention targeting the Islamic State group, just days after the US began limited strikes against fighters from the same group in neighbouring Iraq.

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Syrian forces retake key town from rebels

Syrian government forces have seized a key town on the outskirts of the capital Damascus after a months-long battle against rebels, a military source and state television said.

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UN moves to rein in Islamic State group

The United Nations Security Council has taken a tough line against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, blacklisting six people including the group's spokesman and threatening sanctions against its financiers and weapons suppliers.

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