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Dozens killed in separate air raids across Syria

Rescue workers and monitor blame Russian, US-led coalition and Syrian jets for the death of many children and women.

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Turkey to extend state of emergency by three months

The move, first imposed after a failed coup attempt in July 2016, follows Sunday's referendum to amend the constitution.

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Power crisis leaves Gaza's main hospital on the brink

More than two million people in Gaza, already living under a crippling Israeli blockade, facing massive power shortages.

power plant

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President Erdogan rejects criticism of referendum

Sunday's vote was conducted on an 'unlevel playing field', a criticism termed 'prejudiced' and 'unacceptable'.

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Archaeologists make major discovery in Egypt's Luxor

A 3,500-year-old tomb with several mummies, sarcophagi and statues was found in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis.

Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis

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Israel punishes hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners

Israeli authorities look to quell mass hunger strike through solitary confinement and punitive measures.

Palestinian prisoners

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Iraqi forces gain ground in Mosul door-to-door fighting

UN says civilians face 'terrifying risk' as 400,000 people remain trapped as six-months of fighting rages on in Mosul.

Old City

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CHP blasts election board after referendum result

Turkey's main opposition party to call for a partial recount, citing irregularities as 'unsealed' ballots are counted.

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Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails referendum victory

Constitutional changes transform Turkey from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency with more powers.

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Gaza's only power plant runs out of fuel

Two million Palestinians in the besieged territory now down to a few hours of electricity a day as tensions rise.

Gaza's power plant

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