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Deadly suicide blasts hit Benghazi army base

At least four people have been killed in a double suicide bombing at an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a security source has told Reuters news agency. Militias and security forces have been clashing regularly in the city, but … Continue reading

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Turkey arrests policemen for ‘spying’

Turkish authorities have arrested dozens of senior police officers on suspicion of illegally eavesdropping on top officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish prosecutors have said. A total of 67 serving and former top police officers were arrested as … Continue reading

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Dozens dead and injured in Baghdad blast

A suicide driver has rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in Baghdad, killing 23 people, including more than a dozen civilians, en route to a Shia shrine. Police and hospital officials told the AP news agency that at least … Continue reading

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Kerry urges Hamas to accept Gaza truce offer

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on the Palestinian group, Hamas, to accept a ceasefire along the lines of an Egyptian proposal, to end the raging Gaza conflict that has already killed at least 633 Palestinians and 30 … Continue reading

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Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq

22 July 2014 Last updated at 23:36 Dozens were killed in an earlier series of blasts in Baghdad at the weekend A suicide bomb has killed at least 21 people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police and medical officials have … Continue reading

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Airlines halt flights into Israel

22 July 2014 Last updated at 22:07 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Marie Harf, US State Department: “The FAA makes these decisions when they feel it is warranted, again for the safety of United States citizens”. … Continue reading

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UN chief: ‘Start talking’ over Gaza

22 July 2014 Last updated at 18:22 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. A woman the BBC filmed being pulled from rubble is recovering in hospital United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Israel and the Palestinians … Continue reading

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MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands

23 July 2014 Last updated at 03:50 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The train carrying bodies from the MH17 crash site has arrived in Kharkiv The first bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines plane which crashed … Continue reading

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UK orders inquiry into death of ex-Soviet spy

The British government has announced a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian dissident who was poisoned in London with radioactive tea in 2006. Home Secretary Theresa May, the interior minister, made the announcement to parliament, adding: … Continue reading

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Bodies of MH17 victims arrive in Kharkiv

A train carrying the remains of victims of a Malaysian Airlines plane shot down over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine has arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv. The train, which includes five grey refrigerated carriages, slowly rolled into the … Continue reading

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