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US, Russia reach deal on ceasefire in Syria's Aleppo

Agreement reached between Russia and US to extend ceasefire in Syria to the besieged city of Aleppo, US officials say.

first-responders

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Education of nearly 75 million children in danger: UN

UNICEF says a quarter of the world's school-age children live in crisis areas and they need more support.

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US Navy Seal killed in 'direct fire' from ISIL in Iraq

Officials say the soldier was advising Kurdish Peshmerga when ISIL fighters breached defences north of Mosul.

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Fresh air strikes batter Syria after truce expires

At least 20 government strikes hit Damascus suburbs as UN Security Council calls meeting to discuss escalating violence.

Deir al-Asafir district

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Egypt journalists' union cordoned off in crackdown

Many protest outside union headquarters as access to building restricted following police raid and arrests.

Journalists in Egypt

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Syria: Hama prison besieged as inmates riot

Government forces reportedly surround prison as warden and guards taken hostage by detainees.

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MPs come to blows over immunity bill in Turkey

Deputies engage in a second scuffle after a previous meeting on the bill was postponed last week over another fight.

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Life term for Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdier's murder

Jewish gang leader Yosef Haim Ben-David convicted of murdering the teenager in 2014.

Jewish gang leader Yosef Haim Ben-David

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Syria's civil war: Aleppo bleeds amid truce efforts

Rocket attack on hospital pushes death toll up as UN special envoy holds talks in Moscow, seeking a pause in fighting.

Aleppo hospital

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Syria's civil war: Efforts intensify to protect Aleppo

Hundreds killed in recent days as rebels and government forces battle for control of northern city and its outskirts.

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