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Syrian Kurdish fighters of the YPG at Kobani

Turkey duped the US, and Isis reaps rewards

But the real losers are the Kurds, the only force to have effectively resisted the jihadis in Syria

Hamas fighters pictured in the reported tunnel

Hamas posts YouTube video appearing to show underground tunnel from Gaza into Israel

The video shows soldiers practising saving comrades, shooting pretend enemies, praying and moving through cement-reinforced tunnels

International media forms a scrum around Mohammad Fahmy, wife Mawra and lawyer Amal Clooney in the court

While the world decried three journalists' sentences in Egypt, another man was being quietly jailed in the same court

Shadi Ibrahim was sentenced to three years imprisonment

US aircraft have been granted access to Turkish airbases near the Syrian border

Turkey carries out first air strikes with US-led forces against Isis in Syria

Part of a carefully worded agreement that has seen Turkey join the US's coaltion against the Islamic extremists

Pictures show young Palestinian girl biting Israeli soldier trying to detain boy during West Bank protests

The girl is thought to be Ahed Tamimi, the daughter of two Palestinian activists

Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, and Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, right, during their previous appearance in court

Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years for 'spreading false news' in Egyptian retrial

Mohammed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohammed were convicted in Cairo

Flowers and candles are placed at the site where a refrigerated truck with decomposing bodies was found by an Austrian motorway

The 71 people found dead in a lorry should have reached sanctuary

That they still had to risk their lives and die in a manner more expected in the holds of dilapidated Libyan fishing vessels, or packed trucks crossing the Sahara, is a damning indictment of the EU's asylum system

Coffins containing the bodies of migrants found dumped on an Austrian motorway this week are unloaded at the forensics institute in Vienna yesterday. Three people have been arrested

The world looks on as details emerge following the discovery of the bodies of 71 migrants in a lorry in Austria

We do not know their names, only the number who perished in the back of a lorry on an Austrian roadside. The death toll rose to 71 on Friday as three people were arrested in Hungary – and the world looked on

An Afghan National Police armored vehicle patrols on a street in Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan August 26, 2015

Afghanistan acknowledges struggle to tackle the Taliban after losing key district in Helmand

Taliban fighters overran Musa Qala this week in a setback for Afghan troops

Peter Greste (left) and Mohamed Fahmy flank Baher Mohamed during their initial trial in June 2014 for ‘supporting the Muslim Brotherhood’

Free, but the Al Jazeera three remain at the mercy of Egyptian President Sisi's 'justice'

Accused of spreading 'false news', defendants are kept in limbo on retrial verdict

Indiegogo crowdfunding account raises $15,000 for refugee selling pens on street within half an hour

'We have reached my goal - in the first 30 minutes'

Body bags containing some of the people killed after two smugglers' boats capsized are brought ashore

Migrant crisis: Hundreds trapped in holds feared dead after two boats capsize off Libyan coast

Libyan coastguard said around 200 people had been rescued

Isis released images purporting to show the destruction of the Baalshamin Temple in Palmyra

Modern-day Monuments Men take on Isis by 3D-mapping ancient sites militants are seeking to destroy

Digital record would enable local teams to rebuild antiquities using 3D printers if they were destroyed

The same mistakes have been made in the Middle East for too long

Declassified CIA documents reveal how disastrous America’s post-9/11 plans really were

Failures and poor planning characterised the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions

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How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

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60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
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Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
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Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
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10 best PS4 games

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Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
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Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

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Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
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Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent