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Iraq suicide bomber kills 14

Destroyed vehicles are seen at the site of a suicide car bomb in Khalis, north of Baghdad, Iraq, where 14 people were killed.

Suicide bomber rams explosives-laden car into a checkpoint in Shiite town north of Baghdad, killing 14.

Baghdad blast claimed by Isis

People gather at the site where a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at the entrance to Kadhimiya, a mostly ...

A suicide bomber has killed six people and left 20 wounded in a Shi-ite Muslim area of Baghdad.

60 Mins kidnapper's warning

Adam Whittington spent months in jail following the botched kidnap.

After Australian 60 Mins' botched 'child kidnap' operation, freed Adam Whittington vows to reveal truth.

Fears of Islamic State escalation video

Afghan policemen keep watch at the demonstration, before the blasts occurred.

Concern terror group is getting stronger, as suicide bombing at protest kills 80, leaves hundreds wounded.

Pokemon No-Go in Saudi Arabia

The religious edict is an update to an existing ban on the Pokemon card and video games.

Saudi clerics have issued a ban on Pokemon Go, declaring the game a form of gambling.

Iraq heat hits 53C

A man washes his face to cool off from the scorching summer heat in Baghdad.

Iraqis endure searing temperatures of up to 53 degrees Celsius as heatwave hits.

Dubai skyscraper blaze

Flames are seen after a fire broke out at residential Sulafa tower in the upscale Marina district in Dubai on July 20.

Firefighters put out fire in 75-storey tower in Dubai, the fifth blaze in area in recent years.

Civilians killed in US airstrikes

The villages are near the Isis stronghold of Manbij, a town which the US-backed Syria Democratic Forces have been trying ...

As many as 200 residents are feared dead following a US coalition offensive in Syrian villages.

Turkey fires 8000 police officers

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

The action comes two days after a failed coup attempt as security forces search for the soldiers involved.

Philistines 'weren't philistines'

A skeleton unearthed during excavation works at the first-ever Philistine cemetery at Ashkelon National Park in southern ...

Discovery shows Philistines were more sophisticated than given credit for, say archaeologists.

Bin Laden's son threatens revenge

Hamza bin Laden has threatened revenge on the US for his father's assassination.

He promised to continue targeting the US in a 21-minute speech posted online.

Russian helicopter shot down in Syria video

Still from a video posted by a news agency affiliated with Islamic State purports to show the moment a helicopter is ...

Militants shot down a military helicopter in Syria, killing two Russian pilots on board.

Syrian cease-fire violated video

Aleppo's Carlton Hotel and historic citadel have been damaged in clashes between Syrian government and rebel forces.

Truce in place but government forces and rebels clash, threatening a main supply route.

An insight into Iraq stuff nation

Steve Allinson uses a satellite phone while working in Iraq as a UN weapons inspector.

He was there in 2003 looking for WMDs. Now he's opened up about his time on the ground.

Truce doesn't halt fighting

A man transports tree branches on a bicycle to be be placed on the graves of his relatives, on the first day of the ...

Syrian military declares three-day ceasefire across the country, although fighting continues.

Saddam statue smasher's regret video

U.S. Marine Corp Assaultman Kirk Dalrymple watches as a statue of Iraq's President Saddam Hussein falls in central ...

He captured the world's attention with a sledgehammer. Now he wishes he could take it all back.

17 jailed over airport attack

A relative of the Ataturk Airport suicide bomb attack victim waits outside Bakirkoy Sadi Konuk Hospital.

A Turkish court has jailed 17 suspects in connection with last week's suicide bombing attack on Istanbul's main airport that killed 45 people.

Istanbul airport suspects in court video

Turkish security officers outside Istanbul Ataturk airport.

Seventeen of 30 suspects arrested over deadly Turkish airport attack are due in court on Tuesday.

Suicide attack near US consulate

Emergency services at the scene of the blast.

A suicide bomber has carried out an attack near a US diplomatic site in Saudi Arabia.

Isis bombings kill dozens video

People gather at the site of the bomb in the Karrada shopping area.

At least 120 dead after two attacks - one at a crowded shopping centre - in Baghdad, Iraq.

60 Minutes mum 'staying positive' video

Sally Faulkner hasn't been able to speak to her children since she left Lebanon after being released from prison along ...

A mum involved in the botched kidnapping of her kids says being charged is just another saga in "an emotional rollercoaster".

Palestinian fatally stabs Israeli girl

Hillel Yaffe Ariel, 13, was stabbed to death in her bed in the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba.

Hallel Yaffe Ariel, 13, was killed inside her home in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.

Bombers' nationality revealed video

A relative of a Ataturk Airport suicide bomb attack victim waits dejectedly outside Bakirkoy Sadi Konuk Hospital in ...

Suspected IS suicide bombers at Istanbul's main airport were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals.

Faulkner, Whittington charged

Sally Faulkner and her two children in a safe house in Beirut after the alleged child snatch operation.

Brisbane mother Sally Faulkner and child recovery agent Adam Whittington charged with kidnapping.

Soldiers' story of loss

Private Dion Taka, who was wounded while deployed in Afghanistan, during the Battle of Baghak in 2012.

Kiwi soldier Dion Taka feels the physical pain of sniper fire every day.

IS forces Syria rebels to retreat

A Syrian rebel fighter carries a weapon as he walks towards his position on the front line.

US-backed Syrian rebels pushed back from outskirts of an IS-held town on the Iraq border.

Airports are 'soft targets' video

Passengers leave Istanbul's Ataturk airport after the blast.

Warnings that Turkey faces more terrorism threats after the deadly bombing at Istanbul airport.

Turkey playing nice

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey was once Israel's closest Muslim ally, their partnership based on strong ...

President Erdogan courting both Israel and Russia in new diplomatic moves.

5 die in Lebanon suicide attack

Lebanese army soldiers secure the area near the site where suicide bomb attacks took place in the Christian village of Qaa.

15 people are said to be wounded in the village of Qaa, near the border with Syria.

25 children 'killed in air strikes'

Syrian or Russian warplanes had attacked the area.

UNICEF say that air strikes carried out by warplanes killed dozens of people in a town in eastern Syria.

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