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Turkey allows rebels to join fight

Turkey allows rebels to join fight

Turkey is to allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to head to the embattled town of Kobani along the Syrian-Turkish border to help Kurdish fighters in the battle against Islamic State militants.

Canary Islands oil poll challenged

Canary Islands oil poll challenged

The Spanish government plans to ask the courts to block proposals by the Canary Islands regional government to stage a referendum on oil exploration in waters off the popular tourist destination.

Protesters to hold street demo vote

Protesters to hold street demo vote

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are to hold a spot referendum on whether to stay on the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.

China launches moon test spacecraft

China launches moon test spacecraft

China has launched an experimental spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

Date set to unveil Grammy nominees

Date set to unveil Grammy nominees

The nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards will be announced on the morning of December 5, except for one category: album of the year.
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Jailed ex-Islamist leader Azam dies

Jailed ex-Islamist leader Azam dies

A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell at a government hospital.
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US-led Syria air strikes 'kill 500'

US-led Syria air strikes 'kill 500'

US-led coalition air strikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said as fighting flared in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.
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Libya minister urges Tripoli talks

Libya minister urges Tripoli talks

Libya's newly appointed foreign minister said today that he hopes to see a negotiated solution to the stand-off in the capital, Tripoli, where Islamist-allied militias have taken over the city and forced out the elected politicians.
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More held over Moscow plane crash

More held over Moscow plane crash

Russian investigators have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil company Total and three crew members.
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Schumacher recovery 'possible'

Schumacher recovery 'possible'

A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his skiing accident says the Formula One star is no longer in a coma, and predicted a possible recovery within three years.
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