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Israel punishes hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners

Israeli authorities look to quell mass hunger strike through solitary confinement and punitive measures.

Palestinian prisoners

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Iraqi forces gain ground in Mosul door-to-door fighting

UN says civilians face 'terrifying risk' as 400,000 people remain trapped as six-months of fighting rages on in Mosul.

Old City

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CHP blasts election board after referendum result

Turkey's main opposition party to call for a partial recount, citing irregularities as 'unsealed' ballots are counted.

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Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails referendum victory

Constitutional changes transform Turkey from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency with more powers.

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Gaza's only power plant runs out of fuel

Two million Palestinians in the besieged territory now down to a few hours of electricity a day as tensions rise.

Gaza's power plant

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Qatar calls for independent probe into chemical attack

Qatari foreign minister in Russia for talks on Syria's war says 'horrific scenes' after gas attack cannot be replicated.

Sergey Lavrov, and Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

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Turkey referendum: Erdogan's AK Party claims victory

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has claimed victory for the 'Yes' vote in the referendum to amend Turkey's constitution.

Turkey's crucial referendum

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Egypt: Aya Hijazi acquitted after years in detention

Egyptian-US citizen spent nearly three years in detention over accusations related to her NGO helping street children.

Aya Hijazi

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Flash floods kill at least 17 in northwest Iran

State television says 20 people still missing after flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Ajabshir and Azarshahr.

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Thousands stuck around Aleppo as evacuation deal stalls

Complex transfer is part of a deal that will see more than 10,000 people evacuated and hundreds of prisoners exchanged.

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