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Battle For Mosul: Sharp Uptick In Civilian Deaths

Scores of civilians - including many women and children - have reportedly been killed in west Mosul over the past few days as Iraqi forces push through narrow streets and closer to the Old City, ISIL's last stronghold in the country.

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UN: 300,000 Civilians At Risk In Damascus Fighting

The United Nations said fighting around Syria's capital has cut off 300,000 people from humanitarian assistance and pauses in the conflict are needed to allow aid convoys to get to the area.

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Israel Arrests Suspect Behind US-Jewish Bomb Threats

Israeli police have arrested an Israeli-Jewish teenager as the main suspect in a string of anti-Semitic bomb threats in the United States.

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Taliban Capture Key Afghan District; 9 Police Killed

The Taliban captured a key district centre in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday while in the country's north, an officer turned his rifle on sleeping colleagues, killing nine policemen in the latest "insider attack".

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Roadside Bombs Kill 10 Egyptian Soldiers

Ten Egyptian security personnel, including three army officers, have been killed in two roadside bombings during a security operation in Egypt’s troubled Sinai peninsula on Thursday, an Egyptian army spokesman said.

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J&J Pulls Ads From YouTube Over 'Offensive' Videos

US healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson has become the latest company to suspend all digital advertising on YouTube over concerns its ads may have appeared on channels that broadcast offensive videos.

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Uganda At 'Breaking Point' From S Sudan Refugee Crisis

The United Nations has warned that Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3,000 refugees pour into the country every day from South Sudan, fleeing violence and famine in the world's youngest country.

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South Korean Doomed Ferry Raised to Surface

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korean efforts to bring a sunken, 6,800-ton ferry back to land cleared an obstacle on Friday after divers cut off a vehicle ramp that had been dangling from the ship and hindering efforts to raise it.

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Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed: Help The Somali People

Somalia's president said on Thursday almost half his country's people are facing acute food shortages and about 15 percent are facing famine. He urged the world to help.

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Sri Mulyani Named Finance Minister Of The Year

Finance Asia, a Hong Kong-based publication, on Wednesday (22/03) named Sri Mulyani Indrawati the Finance Minister of the Year 2017.

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