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Mourners attend the funeral of Druze policeman Zidan Sif, who died of his wounds after two Palestinian cousins armed with knives and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue

Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet 'could take months'

Rising violence, increased police patrols and right-wing politicians visiting Islam’s third holiest site all add up to ‘a madness world’ that has left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders

Kurdish police at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Erbil

Isis extends deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks

The Barnabas Fund has bought tents left behind in Helmand by the British military

MoD sells charity huge army tents for Iraqis fleeing Isis, but RAF won’t fly it there

Refugees out in the cold despite Barnabas Fund paying £450,000 for shelter to get them through winter

Ultra-Orthodox Jews mourn during a eulogy ceremony ahead of the funeral of Rabbi Moshe Twersky, one of the four jewish victims

Jerusalem 'terror attacks': Four killed as Palestinians attack synagogue with knives and guns

One Briton and three US citizens die as conflict descends into religious war

A masked Palestinian celebrates the attack on the Jerusalem synagogue holding a poster of the attackers,Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal, during a rally in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

Jerusalem synagogue attack: Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine claims responsibility

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a small left-wing group within the Palestine Liberation Organisation that is usually dwarfed by Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement and the militant Hamas organisation, came to the fore today by claiming responsibility for the attack on the Jerusalem synagogue that left four worshippers dead.

Iraqi forces have re-entered the refinery in the northern town of Baiji where retreating Isis fighters are said to have laid booby traps

Isis in Iraq: Baghdad hails the retaking of the Baiji oil refinery as the start of the long fightback against the Islamist militants

But it may not be quite so simple, especially for the civilians caught up in the crossfire, says Patrick Cockburn

Avraham Goldberg was killed along with four other worshippers by two Palestinians in a Jerusalem synagogue

Jerusalem 'terrorist attack': Avraham Goldberg was 'a peace-loving grandfather' from Liverpool

Family pays tribute to the British grandfather stabbed to death at a Jerusalem synagogue

Simon Cumbers was killed in a shooting in the Saudi capital Riyadh, in 2004

Family of BBC cameraman murdered in Saudi terror attack regret killer's death sentence

Simon Cumbers died while filming near Riyadh in 2004

Israeli security forces secure the scene, after two Palestinians attacked a synagogue in the ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem

Jerusalem 'terrorist attack': British-born grandfather and three US citizens identified as four killed in synagogue

Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg lived in London before moving to Israel

Peter Kassig video: Police investigate reports British student Nasser Muthana was involved in Syrian soldier mass execution

Muthana’s father has denied his son was among 16 jihadists in beheading video

Israeli Zaka emergency services volunteers carry the body of an assailant who was shot dead while attacking a synagogue
A study has found that Terrorism has become dramatically more deadly and more widespread across the globe with a 60 per cent rise in the number of deaths and countries affected by major attacks

Terrorism fuelled by state violence, extra-judicial killings and ethnic tensions

Study reveals three main causes of fivefold increase in global bloodshed since 2000

Ed and Paula Kassig, parents of Peter Kassig, speak during a news conference

Peter Kassig beheading: Parents say they need time to 'mourn, cry and forgive' following their son's murder

Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rhaman, was beheaded by Isis militants in a video released yesterday

A masked Palestinian protester shows his anger after a bus driver was found hanged in his vehicle in Jerusalem

Palestinian family rejects suicide verdict on driver found hanged on bus

The death has further inflamed an already volatile situation in Jerusalem

In an almost biblical scene displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect fleeing Isis fighters make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Mount Sinjar

Desperate Yazidis fear the worst as they face winter without shelter

The ancient Yazidi people were forced to flee from Isis fighters and seek refuge in the Kurdish territories. Many have lost everything

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Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
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Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

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When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

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Look what's mushrooming now!

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Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
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Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

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Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin