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The 26-year-old woman placed her two children outside her tent on Sunday before setting fire to it in a bid to burn herself alive, police said.

Players answer trivia about the holy site in order to capture the keys to Al-Aqsa from Israeli police.

Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

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Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

The conviction of Eyad Al-Gharib is a historic moment for Syrian victims of torture.

Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

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Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

A young Yazidi girl has been rescued by Turkish police in Ankara and two Islamic State members have been arrested.

Canada urged to investigate Saudi asylum seeker's mysterious return

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Canada urged to investigate Saudi asylum seeker's mysterious return

Friends of Ahmed Alharby are worried the former regime critic was forced to return to Saudi Arabia.

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German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

Abu Walaa has been sentenced to 10 years and six months for running a jihadist network and helping fighters travel to Syria and Iraq.

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Germany convicts Syrian in landmark torture trial

A German court has found Eyad al-Gharib guilty of aiding crimes against humanity and sentenced him to four and a half years in prison.

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Algerian students hold anti-government protests

Dozens of Algerian students defied police Tuesday to demonstrate in the capital Algiers.

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First verdict expected in Syria torture trial: Germany

If convicted of aiding and abetting torture as a crime against humanity, Eyad Al-Gharib, a former member of the Syrian secret police, ...

Palestinian Raed Salah held in solitary confinement by Israel

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Palestinian Raed Salah held in solitary confinement by Israel

Sheikh Raed Salah is being held in solitary confinement by Israel and denied family visits.

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Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after G7 condemnation, sanctions

A statement from the G7 group of wealthy nations deploring violence against protesters comes after Washington slapped sanctions against another ...

Georgian <em>police</em> arrest top opposition leader

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Georgian police arrest top opposition leader

Georgian police stormed the headquarters of the country's main opposition party and arrested its leader, Nika Melia

Women cartoon characters must 'wear hijab', rules Iran's Khamenei

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Women cartoon characters must 'wear hijab', rules Iran's Khamenei

Wearing the hijab and modest clothing became mandatory for women in Iran, following the Islamic revolution of 1979.

Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

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Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

Algerians marched in the capital and other cities to mark the second anniversary of the North African nation's anti-government "Hirak" protest ...

Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after deadly junta threat

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Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after deadly junta threat

Myanmar's military threatens to use deadly force against protesters.

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Malcolm X's family calls to reopen investigation into murder

The daughters of prominent Black activist Malcolm X have called to reopen the investigation into his murder in light of new testimony implicating the New York police and the FBI.

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Turkish court upholds jail sentence for pro-Kurdish lawmaker

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu received a two-year-and-a-half sentence upheld by Turkey’s Court of Appeal, after being outspoken about Turkish ...

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Officials: Roadside bombs in Afghanistan kill 3, wound 20

Afghanistan has seen a spike in violence as peace negotiations in Qatar between the Taliban and the Afghan government have stalled.

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Libya's interior minister escapes assassination attempt

Fathi Bashagha's convoy was 'fired on from an armoured car' on Sunday, an official said.

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of US civil rights movement

Narjas Zatat

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of US civil rights movement

On the 56th anniversary of his death, we must remember the lessons of Malcolm X: To oppose racism and discrimination in all its forms.

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UN condemns Myanmar junta after three killed in protests

Dozens of people have been injured and hundreds detained as anti-coup protests continue in Myanmar.

Two people dead in Myanmar anti-coup protest shooting

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Two people dead in Myanmar anti-coup protest shooting

Myanmar's security forces fired live rounds and rubber bullets at protesters on Saturday.

US urges Myanmar to 'refrain from violence'

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US urges Myanmar to 'refrain from violence'

The US urged Myanmar's military to "refrain from violence" after the first death in protests against the coup.

'Islamo-leftism': a word to smear and silence French academics

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'Islamo-leftism': a word to smear and silence French academics

Comment: French academia is under attack from an increasingly right-wing government looking to discredit researchers whose findings it considers ...

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