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Gun-and-bomb attacks on Iraqi security forces kill 11

Assailants hit a police checkpoint with gunfire and detonate a truck packed with explosives in Tikrit.

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'Ferocious' air strikes pummel Aleppo as ground gained

UNICEF says nearly two million people without water as jets continue pounding Aleppo and Syrian army advances.

Aleppo city

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Lebanon struggling with rubbish collection again

Mountains of rubbish around Beirut are once again damaging the environment and threatening people's health.

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Abbas to UN: Declare 2017 year to end Israel occupation

Palestinian leader tells UN Israel's settlement expansion in occupied West Bank destroys hopes of a two-state solution.

President Mahmoud Abbas

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Scores killed as Syrian jets pound rebel-held Aleppo

Residents speak of onslaught as Syrian army jets launch more than 150 air strikes, killing at least 90 people.

Aleppo

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Over 140 bodies recovered from Egypt refugee shipwreck

Officials say bodies of 148 people have been pulled from the Mediterranean, amid fears death toll could rise further.

survivors

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Syria's civil war: Army pounds Aleppo with air raids

Three out of four centres for volunteer rescue group hit by bombs as more than 100 raids launched in new offensive.

White Helmets

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Syrian army announces Aleppo push as truce talks fail

Defense ministry calls on residents to stay away from rebel positions following "most intense strikes" for months.

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Yemen: '26 killed' by coalition air strike in Hodeidah

Coalition says will investigate reports, after medics and residents say raid killed dozens in Houthi-held port city.

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Iraq: Security forces recapture Shirqat from ISIL

Iraq's army says it has "completely liberated" Shirqat from ISIL, ahead of a military campaign to recapture Mosul.

Iraqi army

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