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Iranian passenger plane crashes near Isfahan

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State-run PressTV reports 60 passengers and six crew were on board the Aseman flight from Tehran to Yasuj.

Palestinian teenagers killed in Israeli air raids

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Two youths killed, two others wounded, in series of attacks, following border blast that wounded four Israeli soldiers.

Donald Trump criticises FBI over Florida shooting

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FBI spending too much time on Russia investigation instead of preventing Florida school shooting, US president says.

Lukov March: Far-right supporters rally in Bulgaria

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More than 1,000 people rally in central Sofia to pay tribute to ultra-nationalist leader Hristo Lukov, who died in 1943.

Top Stories in last day

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Is Russia attempting to erase Crimean Muslim culture?

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Crimean Tatars fear the Kremlin, after annexation, is chipping away at identity of the 250,000-strong Muslim ethnicity.

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US: School shooting survivors demand stricter gun laws

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Hundreds of people rally in Florida for stricter gun control laws in the aftermath of a deadly school shooting.

21

What triggered unrest in Ethiopia?

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How will PM Hailemariam Desalegn's resignation affect the future of Africa's second most populous country, Ethiopia?

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Sergey Lavrov denies allegations of US vote meddling

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Russian foreign minister dismisses accusations of Moscow interference in the 2016 US presidential as 'blabber'.

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Mexico: Minister helicopter's crash kills 13 on ground

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At least 13 people die, including three children, when a minister's helicopter crash-landed on way to quake epicentre.

17

The ICJ may help Chagossians to finally return home

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An upcoming ICJ decision on the status of the Chagos Islands may upset both the UK and Mauritius.

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Ethiopia's state of emergency to last six months

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Defence minister says measure includes ban on dissemination of publications that 'could incite and sow discord'.

15

Nigeria: Boko Haram blamed as suicide blasts kill 19

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The attack, which killed at least 19 people, took place at a fish market close to Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria.

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Theresa May: 'UK committed to Europe's future security'

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Speaking at Munich Security Conference, UK PM calls for continuation of European security cooperation even after Brexit.

Women 'paid' to attend anti-Qatar conference in Munich

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People allegedly paid to attend meeting on sanctioning Qatar, organised by the Saudi-led bloc in Munich.

Kasur rapist-murderer sentenced to death in Pakistan

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Special anti-terrorism court in Lahore convicts accused Mohammad Imran Ali of rape and murder of seven-year-old girl.

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Kosovo: Remembering massacre victims and the missing

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For destroyed communities, trauma persists 10 years after Kosovo declared independence.

Europe must process refugees 'more creatively'

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Maria Stavropoulou, who recently stepped down from the Greek Asylum Service, on European bureaucracy.

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Saudis divided on national card-playing competition

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Mixed reactions follow announcement of event for first time in the kingdom, with a combined prize of more than $270,000.

Italian elections and the crisis of European democracy

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The grave state of affairs in Italy ahead of the elections is yet another sign that European democracy is in crisis.

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Flash-flooding in Baghdad, basking in the sun in Riyadh

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Another winter storm is set to bring extreme conditions to the Levant and neighbours.

Saturday, Feb 17

Far-right Austrian party revokes statements on Muslims

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Freedom Party to pay compensation to Muslim Youth Austria for accusing it of 'spearheading Islamist ideologies'.

Friday, Feb 16

Michel Temer signs security decree to stem Rio violence

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Brazil's President Michel Temer signs an emergency decree for the armed forces to take over policing in Rio de Janeiro.

Sheikh Tamim: Qatar blockade by GCC countries 'futile'

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In comments to major security conference, Sheikh Tamim denounces 'aggressive' blockade imposed by four Arab countries.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM quits

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The state of emergency declaration comes a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned amid social unrest.

Tillerson says US-Turkish relations at 'crisis point'

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Turkey demands US 'turn words into actions' as Pentagon continues to back Syrian Kurdish YPG in fight against ISIL.

Thursday, Feb 15

US and Turkey look to mend ties as Syria tension grows

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On a visit to Turkey, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hopes to ease anger over US support for Syrian-Kurdish YPG.

Ethiopia 'at crossroads' after Hailemariam resignation

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Ethiopia is at a critical political juncture, analysts say, after the snap resignation of the country's prime minister.

Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

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Hailemariam Desalegn's resignation comes amid political crisis and lingering unrest in the Horn of Africa country.

Florida: At least 17 dead in Parkland school shooting

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Nineteen-year-old ex-student who allegedly opened fire with AR-15 rifle charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

Wednesday, Feb 14

Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa's president

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Embattled South African president announces decision to step down ahead of scheduled no-confidence vote against him.

Zuma refuses to quit, calls ANC ousting moves 'unfair'

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South African president says ruling ANC has not given him an adequate reason why he should leave office.

South Africa: ANC prepares Zuma no confidence vote

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Ruling ANC party to table motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma on Thursday.

South Africa: Police raid Gupta family home

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Members of the prominent family are accused of using friendship with President Zuma to amass wealth.

Tuesday, Feb 13

Ayelet Shaked: Israel must safeguard Jewish majority

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Minister Ayelet Shaked says keeping Israel's Jewish majority is justified, even 'at the price' of rights violations.

Tillerson urges coalition unity in fight against ISIL

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Tillerson's comments come during donor conference in Kuwait to support reconstruction and stabilisation efforts in Iraq.

South Africa's ANC says Zuma must leave office

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ANC's National Executive Committee says Zuma's removal 'should be treated with urgency', but no deadline is set.

Egypt to probe ex-army chief and aide over secret files

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Egypt's ex-top auditor says former army chief Anan possesses secret documents that would incriminate people in power.