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Child suicide bomber kills 51 at wedding: Turkey

A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday that killed at least 51 people, the president said. The attack was the deadliest in a series of bombing

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Trump says to work with Nato to defeat IS

Republican Donald Trump said on Monday he would work closely with Nato allies to defeat Islamic State militants if he wins the White House, reversing an earlier threat that the United States might not meet its obligations to the Western military

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US begins bombing Islamic State in Libya

US planes bombed Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday, responding to the U.N.-backed government's request to help push the militants from their former stronghold of Sirte in what US officials described as the start of a sustained campaig

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Many IS leaders ‘trying to flee to Syria’

Many Islamic State leaders have fled Mosul with their families towards Syria ahead of a planned offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on the city, Iraq's defence minister said on Saturday. Khaled al-Obeidi said he had intellig

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Islamists attack French church, slit priest's throat

Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveilla

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Trump ‘would consider alliance with Russia over IS’

Republican nominee Donald Trump said on Monday that if elected U.S. president he would weigh an alliance with Russia against Islamic State militants but rejected any suggestion Russian President Vladimir Putin might be trying to help him win.

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Bomb-carrying Syrian dies outside German festival

A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, the fourth violent attack in Germany in less than a week, a senior Bavarian state official said.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attack

Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State.

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Singapore bans newspaper linked to Islamic State

Singapore on Friday banned the distribution and possession of Al Fatihin, a newspaper linked to the Islamic State militant group, after government officials repeatedly warned against terror threats. The wealthy city-state saw its

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US agrees $785m bomb sale to UAE against Islamic State

The US State Department has approved the sale of $785 million in bombs to the United Arab Emirates for the US-led campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. A statement said the Defen

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