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West Bank Palestinians vote in local elections

With all major Palestinian factions except Fatah boycotting the local poll, it is effectively a one-party election.

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Bus crash near Turkey's Marmaris kills 23 people

Officials said the bus, carrying mostly women and children, fell 15 metres down a cliff near holiday town of Marmaris.

Marmaris

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GCC rejects formation of Yemen transitional council

Aden's sacked governor al-Zubaidi had formed the council in southern Yemen that was rejected by President Hadi.

Supporters of the separatist Southern Movement

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Jordanian 'attacker' shot dead by Israeli police

Alleged stabber had entered Israel on a tourist visa, according to police, and attacked officer in East Jerusalem area.

East Jerusalem

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Rouhani vows to target all US sanctions if re-elected

Iran's president and five other contenders face off in the final TV debate ahead of next week's election.

The election

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Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Nabi Saleh

Saba Nidal Obaid, 20, was shot in the stomach while at demonstrations in support of 1,500 Palestinians on hunger strike.

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Turkey arrests Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Oguz Guven

Police official says Guven was detained over article about the death of a public prosecutor in Denizli province.

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SDF: Final push on ISIL's Raqqa 'likely next month'

Leader of mainly Kurdish US-backed Syrian group confirms attack on ISIL stronghold will take place beginning of summer.

Tabqa

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Turkey detains ex-stock exchange workers for Gulen link

State-run media says 62 detained are suspected of being linked to the US-based cleric blamed by Turkey for failed coup.

stock exchange

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Hamas says it has arrested killer of Mazen Faqha

Mazen Faqha's suspected killer acted on Israel's 'orders' and confessed to the crime, says Hamas leader Ismail Haniya.

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