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Battle for Mosul: Residents flee city as army advances

In latest push by the army to retake northern city from ISIL, families leave houses for the first time in days.

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Yemen's children starve as war drags on

About 2.2 million children suffer from malnutrition across Yemen, making them vulnerable to illnesses such as diarrhoea.

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Syria army presses fight near Damascus despite truce

Rebels fighting under the Free Syrian Army banner in Wadi Barada warn the fragile ceasefire is in danger of collapse.

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Manhunt on after Istanbul nightclub massacre kills 39

Attacker still at large after killing 39 and wounding 70 in New Year's Eve shooting rampage at upmarket Reina club.

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Baghdad: ISIL claims attack in busy Sadr city market

ISIL claims responsibility for suicide car bomb attack that also wounded dozens as violence in capital intensifies.

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Francois Hollande in Iraq to review war on ISIL

French president also visits Iraq to salute troops which are taking part in a US-led military coalition against ISIL.

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ISIL attacks Iraqi police near Najaf, kills seven

Armed group claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded 17 people including civilians.

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Reina nightclub: Party hotspot of Istanbul's elite

Famous nightclub on the Bosphorus attacked on New Year's Eve, leaving at least 39 partygoers dead.

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Erdogan: Istanbul nightclub attack aims to create chaos

Attacker still at large after at least 39 people were killed during New Year's Eve party at Istanbul's Reina nightclub.

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Hundreds flee fighting near Syria capital despite truce

The Barada Valley region is not part of the ceasefire because of the presence of the rebel group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.

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