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#Gaza ceasefire enters second day

Residents of GazaA temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip has entered its second day as residents assess the damage after nearly a month of fighting between Israel and Palestinian armed groups, and negotiators arrive in Cairo for talks on a lasting truce.

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Clashes as Lebanon-IS truce collapses

Clashes have resumed between the Lebanese army and fighters from the Islamic State group in a town near the Syrian border, after ceasefire collapsed, a security source said.

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US destroys 60 percent of #Syria chemicals

The United States has informed the UN Security Council that it has neutralised about 60 percent of Syria's most toxic chemicals.

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Lasting #Gaza truce tops Cairo talks agenda

homesA temporary ceasefire is holding in the Palestinian Gaza Strip as Egyptian mediators pursue talks with Israeli and Palestinian representatives on a long-lasting end to the war that has devastated the Palestinian territory.

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Saudi being tested for #Ebola dies in Jeddah

Ebola virusA Saudi man suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus during a recent business trip to Sierra Leone has died in Jeddah.

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#Iraq airstrike 'kills scores of IS fighters'

MosulAn Iraqi army airstrike in the rebel-held northern city of Mosul has killed 60 fighters from the Islamic State group, state television has reported.

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#Gaza ceasefire sets stage for Cairo talks

Palestinian enclaveA 72-hour truce took hold in Gaza on Tuesday as Israel withdrew troops following four weeks of bitter fighting and Palestinians ventured out to find scenes of destruction.

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UN backs Lebanon's military action in Arsal

ArsalThe UN Security Council has backed Lebanon's military action against armed groups but urged it to stay out of the conflict in neighbouring Syria, as Beirut vowed no leniency for the "terrorist killers".

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#Israel and Palestinians agree 72-hour truce

PalestiniansIsrael and the Palestinian factions, including Gaza's Hamas movement, have accepted an Egyptian proposal to cease fire from 0500 GMT on August 5 for at least three days.

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#Iraq orders air force to help Kurds fight IS

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has ordered his air force to back Kurdish forces against Islamic State fighters for the first time after the armed group made another dramatic push through the north, state television reported on Monday.

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