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News Luhansk residents thank pro-Russian separatists during a rare day of celebration

The conflict-wracked eastern Ukraine city of Luhansk had a rare day of jubilation yesterday as pro-Russian fighters paraded military vehicles victoriously through city streets – as other areas saw continued shelling in the conflict between government forces and the rebels.

News German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the anti-Semitism rally in Berlin

Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech yesterday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict.

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The State Department is attempting to discourage Americans from joining Isis

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US Senate's forthcoming 'Torture Report' will 'deeply shock' people

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While the US State Department told us in Bosnia that 'fundamentalism' – the horror word of the time – might take root in Bosnia, no one spoke of 'radicalisation'

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There’s something very odd about our reactions to these two outrageous death tolls

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The attack happened in Witu in Kenya's Lamu County, an area that has seen 87 people killed in similar attacks over the last few months

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Australia been toughening its stance towards asylum seekers and migrants for several years

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Four million Canadians carrying the anti-Semitic ‘disease’? We’ve heard this kind of despicable propaganda before

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Report by international weapons inspectors claims the deadline to remove Syria’s declared stockpile of chemical weapons is now unlikely to be met

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Daniel Saenz was fatally wounded after an officer pulled his gun during a struggle in the Downtown Jail in El Paso

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant now controls vast stretch of land

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Officially the country is at peace, but murder and rape are ever-present threats
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Muqrin has upset the established order

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Charles and David Koch are among America’s richest men - and have put their money to nefarious use, many believe. From funding the Tea Party to lobbying against measures to curb climate change, they are the scourge of progressive, liberal opinion. So how did they happen? Daniel Schulman reveals the roots of America’s right-wing pin-ups

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There was no contest in Egypt’s presidential elections, and not only because only one candidate stood against Sisi. He offers the security many Egyptians now crave

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The Battle of the Somme was a suicidal battle plan – and the ordinary volunteer foot-soldiers paid the price. John Lichfield on the most calamitous single day in the British Army’s history

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Video: Disgruntled passengers used the power of passenger democracy to stop the VIPs from boarding the plane after causing a lengthy delay

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The Lort Smith Animal Hospital operated on fish George after his concerned owner decided to go ahead with surgery

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The ecological reconstruction of Ikrandraco avatar is shown in this illustration courtesy of Chuang Zhao. Scientists on September 11, 2014 announced the discovery of fossils in China of a type of flying reptile called a pterosaur that lived 120 millions years ago and so closely resembled those creatures from the 2009 film, Avatar that they named it after them.
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