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Scores killed in Iran train collision

At least 40 people killed when two passenger trains collided in Iran's north-central province of Semnan.

Semnan

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Turkey strikes ISIL targets near Syria's Al-Bab

Military says one soldier and five FSA fighters killed in northern Syria as part of two-pronged cross-border operation.

Turkish fighter jets

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Syria's war: Aleppo residents '10 days from starvation'

Aid workers say city's besieged eastern part in urgent need of food and medical supplies as winter conditions set in.

White Helmets

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Blast near governor office in Turkey's Adana

Two people killed and 16 injured in southern province in latest explosion to target a government office in the country.

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Iraq: Scores killed in petrol station Hilla attack

ISIL claims role in attack targeting Shia Muslim pilgrims returning from Arbaeen pilgrimage in the holy city of Karbala.

Hilla

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Turkish soldiers killed by Syrian air strike: Military

In first such incident on Syrian territory, three dead and 10 wounded in attack near northern city of Al Bab.

Turkish military

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UN awaits 'green light' for aid deliveries to Aleppo

Syrian rebels agree to aid deliveries to east Aleppo, UN says, but no official confirmation yet from Russia or Syria.

supplies

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France: World should stop turning a blind eye to Syria

Foreign minister says meeting to be held in Paris to confront strategy of "total war by Syrian regime and its allies".

east Aleppo

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Rare 3,800-year-old figurine unearthed in Israel

The "thinker" figure capping an 18-cm jug was found in a Middle Bronze Age grave alongside other funerary offerings.

The 'thinker'

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Twelve Yemeni civilians killed in coalition air strike

Pro-government forces accused of operating among civilians in bloody battle for Taiz and harassing medical staff.

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