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John Kerry: Yemen ceasefire to start Thursday

But Yemen's foreign minister says he's "not interested" in a truce, accusing US secretary of trying to "scuttle" peace.

The war in Yemen

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Egypt's Mohamed Morsi has death sentence overturned

Court overturns sentence against Egypt's first democratically elected president and orders a retrial.

Mohamed Morsi

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ISIL claims suicide attacks in Fallujah, near Karbala

Two car explosions kill eight people in Fallujah, shortly after ISIL also claims responsibility for Ain al-Tamer attack.

Karbala from Baghdad

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Israel court denies request to keep Amona settlement

Israeli court rejects government petition to postpone demolition of a West Bank settlement built on Palestinian land.

Amona settlement

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Iraq: Suicide attack hits south of Baghdad

Six suicide bombers armed with light weapons clash with security forces before donating explosives.

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Millennia-old mummy found in Egypt tomb

Spanish archaeologists discover mummy at least 2,500 years old in "very good condition" near Luxor in southern Egypt.

Millennia-old mummy

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Iraq forces capture villages surrounding ancient Nimrud

Iraqi troops push from Mosul's south against ISIL held-territory securing villages on the edge of historic Nimrud city.

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Benjamin Netanyahu backs bill to stop mosque 'noise'

PM says Israeli citizens complain about excessive "noise" coming from loudspeaker systems for calls to prayer.

mosque

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Israeli committee approves bill legalising outposts

The draft bill could embolden armed Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank to continue taking over Palestinian homes.

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Turkish jets hit al-Bab in push to take ISIL's Raqqa

Turkish forces and allied FSA fighters target al-Bab with the aim of pressing on to ISIL's main stronghold in Syria.

FSA fighters

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