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The 22-year old made a total of 16 first-team appearances for the Gunners

UN must send in troops now, says Arab League

Cairo meeting ends in call for immediate ceasefire backed by presence of peacekeeping force

Trafigura accused of trading in 'illegal oil'

Trafigura sailed back into controversy yesterday amid accusations that the commodities trading giant was dealing in illegal oil cargo.

Luol Deng of Great Britain in action for Chicago Bulls

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Chicago Bulls superstar is relishing putting British basketball on the Olympic map

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Aubameyang keeps Gabon top

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for the third successive game at the African Cup of Nations yesterday to give the co-hosts Gabon a 1-0 win over Tunisia that ensured they finished top of Group C.

A dead body is pulled from the rubble of the collapsed building
yesterday

Poverty is main culprit as 19 die in slum tragedy

Building collapse highlights rental laws which have left Beirut's poorest tenants living in danger

Death toll in Beirut building collapse rises to 18 

Lebanese security officials said today that the death toll from the collapse of a five-story residential building in Beirut has risen to 18, most of them foreigners.

Syrian monitors' mission 'a farce'

Arab League observers in Syria have come under fresh scrutiny after a former monitor called their mission a "farce."

Vicky Lawa and her son Lucky

IoS Appeal: The civil war has ended – now the war on disease has begun

In the southernmost town of South Sudan, the world's newest country, a hospital backed by the charity Merlin provides healthcare that gives patients real hope of survival

Andrew Mitchell, the International Development Secretary, is using debt cancellation as a form of aid

'Made up money' padding aid budget, critics claim

Britain has been accused of padding its aid budget with "made up money" so it can claim to have met its millennium promise of increasing the amount it donates to the world's poorest people.

Syrian protesters die as Arab group tours cities

Syrian opposition activists have called for the removal of the head of the Arab League monitoring team, just two days after the monitors started their mission to gauge if the regime of President Bashar al-Assad was complying with a peace plan which it signed.

Ibrahim in 2009: he had supported the Islamist take-over in Sudan

Dr Khalil Ibrahim: Leader of the Darfur rebels in Sudan

Khalil Ibrahim, who died on 24 December, was the leader of the main Darfur rebel group in Sudan.

Sudanese army says it has killed Darfur leader

The leader of Darfur's main rebel group, Khalil Ibrahim, was killed in fighting early yesterday west of the capital Khartoum, the Sudanese army has announced.

Khalil Ibrahim was killed during fighting west of capital Khartoum

Darfur rebel group leader killed

The Sudanese army said it killed the leader of the main Darfur rebel group in fighting today and touted his death as a key victory.

Cassese, 'the pre-eminent figure in international criminal law'

Antonio Cassese: Visionary judge who brought war criminals to justice

Antonio Cassese was an internationally renowned Italian judge who headed two international war crimes tribunals.

Sudan: Southern leaders 'are supporting rebels'

The Sudanese government has accused neighbouring South Sudan of causing instability in Southern Kordofan state, and made a formal complaint to the UN Security Council.

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