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Syria rejects report blaming it for April sarin attack: state media

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White nationalists stage anti-refugee protests in Tennessee

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UN slams Australia's treatment of refugees

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Rudd's memoir speaks of Gillard and Latham

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Claims Wilkinson asked for higher salary

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Iraqi Kurdistan leader Barzani will hand over presidential powers on November 1

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Iraqi Kurdistan’s veteran leader Masoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond Nov. 1, a Kurdish government official said on Saturday.

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Egypt announces reshuffle in top security ranks

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed a new armed forces chief of staff on Saturday, and the interior ministry dismissed several high-ranking officials in an apparent reorganization of the country’s security command.

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Shootout in Egypt Kills At Least 30 Police Officers

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Dozens of Egyptian security personnel died Friday while raiding a suspected Islamist insurgency hideout in the country's western desert, Reuters reports. The death toll has risen to at least 35, according to Egyptian officials.

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Kurds shrug off international pressure to hold independence referendum

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Kurds celebrate during their independence referendum.

Kurds have voted in an independence referendum in northern Iraq, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, threats from Turkey and Iran, and international warnings that the vote may ignite yet more regional conflict.

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Iraqi forces 'attack last IS bastion on Syria border'

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Iraqi forces outside the town of Akashat, as they prepare to launch an operation to push out Islamic State (IS) militants from nearby areas (15 September 2017)

Iraqi forces are reported to have launched an operation to recapture the last stronghold of so-called Islamic State in the country's western desert.

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Three car bombs hit Damascus, at least seven people killed

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A suicide bomber has launched an attack in the Syrian capital, with reports saying at least 7 people were killed.

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