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#Egypt calls for immediate #Gaza ceasefire

PalestiniansEgypt has called on Israel and the Palestinians to accept an indefinite ceasefire and resume indirect talks in Cairo to end the Gaza crisis, Egypt's foreign ministry said in a statement.

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Iraq's north rocked by deadly blasts

KirkukA series of explosions have rocked the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing at least 18 people, while several people were injured in Erbil, capital of the Kurdish region, officials said.

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Massacre derails talks on new #Iraq government

Shia armed groupSunni politicians in Iraq have suspended talks to form a new government, in protest of a mass killing inside a mosque in the northeastern province of Diyala.

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#Yemen leader urges army to step up security

President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi has urged Yemen's armed forces to "raise their level of vigilance" on the eve of the expiry of a rebel deadline for the government to quit.

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#Pentagon: IS 'beyond anything we've seen'

The sophistication, wealth and military might of the Islamic State group represents a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al-Qaeda, US military leaders have said.

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#Israel presses ahead with airstrikes on #Gaza

Two Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli airstrike as fighting continues for a third day after the collapse of Egyptian-led cease-fire talks, a Gaza health official said.

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Scores dead in attack on Sunni mosque in #Iraq

BaqubaAt least 73 people have been killed after a Shia Muslim armed group opened fired inside an Iraqi Sunni mosque in the country's eastern Diyala province, medical sources have said.

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#Hamas executes 18 suspected informers

HamasHamas has killed 18 Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel, a day after Israel killed three of the group's top military commanders in an airstrike on a house in southern Gaza Strip, witnesses and a Hamas website said.

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UN says Syrian death toll more than 191,000

dying in SyriaMore than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nation human rights chief Navi Pillay has said, lashing out at "international paralysis" on the nearly three-and-a-half year conflict.

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Appeal filed over jailed Al Jazeera staff

Lawyers for three Al Jazeera English staff jailed in Egypt have filed appeals against their convictions.

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