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Operation to retake Tikrit begins

Operation to retake Tikrit begins

Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces today began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's home town from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swathe of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.

Ukraine death toll 'passes 6,000'

Ukraine death toll 'passes 6,000'

More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago, the UN human rights office says.

Kerry: Give Iran nuke pact a chance

Kerry: Give Iran nuke pact a chance

US secretary of state John Kerry has attempted to defuse tension with Israel on the eve of Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress, where he will spell out his opposition to any deal with a still-nuclear armed Iran.

Bangladesh arrest over writer death

Bangladesh arrest over writer death

Bangladeshi security officials have arrested a suspect in the killing of an American writer who was a prominent critic of extremist Islam and was hacked to death last week as he walked with his wife in Dhaka.

Namibia president wins Africa award

Namibia president wins Africa award

Namibian president Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim prize for African leadership, the first African leader deemed worthy of the honour since 2011.
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Emwazi 'was bullied at school'

Emwazi 'was bullied at school'

The British graduate unmasked as "Jihadi John" was bullied at school, his former headteacher has revealed.
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Ruling party wins Estonia election

Ruling party wins Estonia election

Estonia's ruling Reform Party has emerged as the overall winner in the Baltic country's general election dominated by economic issues and security concerns over Russia's actions in Ukraine.
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Warm Wills melts China's 'waxworks'

Warm Wills melts China's 'waxworks'

Relations between the UK and China have taken a significant leap forward with a historic meeting between President Xi Jinping and the Duke of Cambridge.
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N Korea goes ballistic over drills

N Korea goes ballistic over drills

North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion.
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Thousands march for slain Nemtsov

Thousands march for slain Nemtsov

Tens of thousands of people marched through Moscow, carrying flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honour of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
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