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Scores dead in Yemen's blasts

Houthi gatheringAt least 67 people have been killed in twin suicide blasts across Yemen, one targeting a gathering of rebels in the country's capital and the other a military outpost in the eastern Hadramout province, officials say.

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Palestinian unity government meets in #Gaza

Palestinian unity governmentThe Palestinian unity government has held its first meeting in war-torn Gaza, the first cabinet session since 2007, when a brief armed confrontation soured relations between Hamas and Fatah faction.

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New air strikes hit #ISIL positions in #Kobane

Mevlut CavusogluThe US-led coalition has carried out its most intense day of strikes on the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL), whose fighters still managed to capture a police station to the east of Kobane, a border Syrian city that is the centre of weeks-long battles.

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#Yemen rebel leader calls for mass protests

The leader of the Houthi rebels in Yemen has called for mass protests in the capital Sanaa over the president's appointment of a new prime minister.

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Allies consider 'buffer zone' inside #Syria

border town of KobaneThe US and UK have said they are willing to examine the possibility of creating a "buffer zone" between Syria and Turkey as ISIL continues its assault on the border town of Kobane.

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UN: World must act to prevent #Kobane massacre

The UN envoy for Syria has urged the international community to act to prevent the “rape and massacre" of Kobane, as US-led air attacks failed to stop ISIL storming the Kurdish-Syrian town.

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New coalition air strikes hit #ISIL in #Kobane

ISIL in Kobane New US-led airstrikes have targeted fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Kobane, carrying out six attacks to help Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town, the US military said.

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Clashes erupt at Jerusalem's #al-Aqsa mosque

al-Aqsa mosque Palestinian demonstrators have clashed with Israeli police at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, leaving three officers lightly injured, according to police.

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#ISIL fighters 'withdraw from parts of #Kobane '

KobaneFighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have reportedly withdrawn from some parts of the embattled Syrian city of Kobane overnight after air strikes by a US-led coalition.

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#Yemen rebels reject new prime minister

Shia rebels have rejected a new Yemeni prime minister just hours after his appointment, in a blow to hopes of restoring order two weeks after they overran the capital.

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