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Peshmerga fighters entering Kobani

Peshmerga fighters entering Kobani

Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters have entered Kobani, the first of a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Syrian border town, activists said.

Militants 'killed 600 prisoners'

Militants 'killed 600 prisoners'

Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June, according to an international rights group.

Police kill assassination suspect

Police kill assassination suspect

Israeli police have shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hardline Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that threatened to ignite simmering tensions in the city.

Sweden recognises Palestinian state

Sweden recognises Palestinian state

Sweden's new government says it has recognised a Palestinian state, a move declared by the prime minister as a priority for the left-leaning minority coalition.

Malala donates prize to Gaza school

Malala donates prize to Gaza school

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has donated 50,000 US dollars (£31,000) to rebuild a United Nations school in Gaza which was damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war, the UN said.
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Ebola nurse takes bike ride

Ebola nurse takes bike ride

A US nurse who vowed to defy a quarantine order for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients has left her home again.
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Protesters halt Burkina Faso vote

Protesters halt Burkina Faso vote

Protesters have stormed Burkina Faso's parliament, dragging furniture and computers on to the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, forcing the government to cancel a vote on allowing the president to seek another term in power.
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Lenovo wraps up Motorola purchase

Lenovo wraps up Motorola purchase

Chinese computer maker Lenovo has completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google in a move aimed at developing a global smartphone brand.
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Villagers defy mudslide orders

Villagers defy mudslide orders

Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers clawed through the wreckage of a deadly landslide, defying police orders after a senior disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors.
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Polanski questioned in Poland

Polanski questioned in Poland

Prosecutors in Poland have questioned film-maker Roman Polanski at the request of US prosecutors who are seeking his extradition on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.
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