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#Yemen ceasefire broken as fighting resumes

At least 20 people have been killed in fighting between Houthi rebels and tribal fighters in Yemen's Ibb province, despite a 24-hour ceasefire agreement between the warring sides.

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#Yemen Houthis and tribesmen reach truce deal

A 24-hour ceasefire agreement between Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels and Sunni tribal fighters has been reached in Ibb province, sources have said.

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#Iraq MPs approve two key ministers

Khaled al-Obeidi (left)-Mohammed al-Ghabban (right)Iraqi parliamentarians have approved all the remaining positions in Prime Minister Haidar al-Abbadi's government, sanctioning a Sunni Muslim to become the new defence minister and a Shia to be the interior minister.

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Houthis and Sunni tribesmen clash in #Yemen

At least eight people have been killed in heavy fighting between Sunni tribesmen and Shia Houthi rebels in central Yemen, witnesses said, increasing fears of outright sectarian warfare.

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Fighting rages for control of Syria's Kobane

Fighting continues in the Syrian border town of Kobane, as Kurdish fighters said a US-led air campaign had dislodged fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from the town.

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Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces

Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank, local medics and residents said.

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#Kobane air strikes help Kurds push back #ISIL

Several days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes have helped Syrian-Kurdish fighters regain ground against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant armed group in the Syrian border town of Kobane.

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Greste hails global support for #FreeAJStaff

Peter Greste has emphasised his belief in integrity, ethics and professionalism as key to journalism's survival in a speech read on his behalf at an awards event recognising courage and independent spirit among journalists.

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Houthi fighters seize #Yemen city of Ibb

Houthi rebels have seized more territory south of Yemen's capital, including the city of Ibb, near an al-Qaeda stronghold.

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US: hundreds of #ISIL rebels killed in #Kobane

Rear Admiral John KirbyUS-led air strikes have killed several hundred Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters around the Syrian town of Kobane, the Pentagon said, but it cautioned that the town near Turkey's border could still fall to the Sunni rebel group.

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