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Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces

The Israeli army has shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank at the Zaatara checkpoint south of Nablus city, Palestinian security officials said. The Israeli military has confirmed to Al Jazeera that a Palestinian man was killed and another was injured on Monday after soldiers encountered a group[…]

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Evacuation of burning Italian ferry completed

All remaining passengers on board an Italian ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea off the Greek island of Corfu have been rescued, Greek officials have said. The blaze left five people dead. Four bodies were recovered from the water around the stricken Norman Atlantic on Monday, a day[…]

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US ends combat mission in Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama saluted Sunday the “milestone” end of NATO’s combat mission in Afghanistan, but warned the country remains “a dangerous place.”  A low-key ceremony in Kabul marked the formal end of NATO’s war after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening[…]

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Hamas bars Gaza war orphans fromn Israel trip

Hamas on Sunday prevented dozens of children orphaned during its 50-day war with Israel from entering Israeli territory in a pre-arranged trip, organisers and officials said. The week-long visit was planned for 37 children whose parents were killed by Israel in the Gaza Strip in July and August this year. It[…]

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Rwandan Hutu rebels surrender in Congo

A group of 155 Rwandan Hutu rebels turned themselves in on Sunday in the face of threatened action by UN and Congolese troops as part of efforts to restore calm in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive east. The rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, known[…]

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AirAsia plane goes missing en route to Singapore

Rescuers scoured the Java Sea for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people which went missing in bad weather Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore, the third crisis for a Malaysian carrier this year. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the Airbus A320-200 around an hour after it left Juanda[…]

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Evacuation under way for burning Italian ferry

A rescue operation is under way in high winds in Greek waters for an Italian ferry carrying 466 people that has caught fire, Greek officials said early Sunday. Vessels close to the stricken “Norman Atlantic”, located 33 nautical miles off the small Greek island of Othonoi, rushed to give assistance[…]

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US, NATO to mark end of Afghanistan war

The United States and NATO will mark the formal end of the war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the[…]

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US-led coalition hits IS with 39 air strikes

The US-led coalition pounded the Islamic State group with 39 air strikes Thursday and Friday, including more than a dozen near the flashpoint Syrian town of Kobane. The 13 strikes conducted Thursday in Kobane, which is known as Ain al-Arab in Arabic, destroyed 17 fighting positions, as well as IS[…]

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