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#Gaza high-rise hit by Israeli strikes

Gaza high-rise

Four Israeli air strike have destroyed much of one of Gaza's tallest apartment and office buildings, setting off huge explosions and wounding 20 people, Palestinian health officials said.

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Islamic State captures key Syrian air base

Fighters from the Islamic State group have taken over an air base in northeast Syria, capturing it from government forces after fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group and state media have said.

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#Hamas dismisses warnings from Israeli PM

Gaza residentsHamas has dismissed as a sign of weakness warnings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Gaza residents to leave any site where Palestinian fighters are operating, saying the locations could be attacked.

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#Iraq bombings target Shia areas

Shia mosque in Baghdad A wave of attacks targeting commercial areas in and outside Baghdad has killed a total of 43 people, officials have said.

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#Syria could work with West against 'terror'

Walid MuallemSyrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has said that his country is ready to work with the international community to battle against "terrorists" within the framework of a recent UN resolution.

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Clashes rage over Syria's Taqba air base

Islamic State fighters and Syrian regime troops have clashed in fierce battles over the Tabqa military air base, the last stronghold of the Syrian army in Raqqa province.

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Israeli airstrikes level #Gaza buildings

Israel has carried out a series of airstrikes on several commercial and residential targets across Gaza, with a seven-storey office building being the latest one.

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Islamic State renews push for #Iraq oil field

The Islamic State group has launched a renewed push to seize Iraq's main oil refinery north of Baghdad, battling security forces backed by air support, authorities and witnesses said.

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#Qatar denies backing Islamic State group

Qatar has rejected accusations of giving financial support to fighters of the Islamic State group who have seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, and condemned their "barbaric" murder of a US journalist.

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Yemeni government 'offers to resign'

Yemen's government has offered to resign within a month and to review an unpopular decision to cut fuel subsidies, in an attempt to end protests by the Shia Houthi movement, Reuters news agency has reported quoting a government source.

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