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Government rejects what was described as 'the human toll of Fifa's corruption'

Isis has released a series of images showing the execution of three gay men

Isis executes three gay men by dangling them from top of 100ft building and letting go

Graphic image shows Isis continuing to push brutal propaganda message

An Iraqi soldier holds a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) during a military operation at a military barracks near Ramadi city, western Iraq, 01 June 2015.

Isis use water as a weapon in Iraq, by shutting dam on the Euphrates River

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People should stop buying products made by Isis, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says

Mr Netanyahu wants activists to boycott things made in Islamic State territory

Heavy smoke rises following an air strike by the US-led coalition in Kobani

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The US Deputy Secretary of State said there have been 'a lot of losses'

Egypt should open its border crossing into Gaza, British Government says

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond raised the issue with Egypt's foreign minister earlier this year

US President Barack Obama waves after delivering a speech to the Israeli people at the Jerusalem International Convention Center in Jerusalem

Obama aide claims President said: 'I'm the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office'

Former advisor David Axelrod says that Barack Obama made the statement during discussions about Israel

Abu Dhabi’s Zayed National Museum has paid a ‘significant fee’ to be able to display the British Museum’s pieces

British Museum criticised for loaning artefacts to Abu Dhabi organisation accused of abusing rights of workers

Rights groups are critical of the museum’s decision to hand prized relics to Abu Dhabi

Sahar Qanbar with her grandmother

Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her in Latakia

Ministers met in Paris yesterday to discuss plans to fight the jihadist group

War with Isis: Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi asks for 'the support of the world' in 'long-term battle' against militants

Mr Al-Abadi said his country's armed forces are willing to fight, but asked: 'If you don't have enough intelligence, how can you react?'

Mohamed Morsi as he is sentenced to death in a Cairo courtroom on Saturday
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the editor of Cumhuriyet will

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President Erdogan said that Can Dundar will 'pay a high price'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, second right,sits in parliament

You could now face 10 years in an Israeli prison for throwing stones

Clamp down on stone throwers approved by government committee

An image shared by Isis-supporting social media accounts claimed to show the raising of the Isis flag in the town of Soran Azaz

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The so-called 'Islamic State' advances on a key supply route to Aleppo

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