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Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been encircled by the Sunni Muslim insurgents for more than 40 days. Weeks of U.S.-led air strikes have failed to break their stranglehold, and Kurds are hoping the arrival of the peshmerga will turn the tide.
Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting far-right activist

Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting far-right activist

Moataz Hejazi's body lay in a pool of blood among satellite dishes on the rooftop of a three-story house in Abu Tor, a district of Arab East Jerusalem, as Israeli forces sealed the area and repelled stone-throwing Palestinian protesters.
Burkina protesters burn parliament, ransack state TV

Burkina protesters burn parliament, ransack state TV

Black smoke swirled in the air around parliament after demonstrators lit fires inside the building before looting computers and televisions screens and wheeling away police motobikes, a Reuters reporter said.
Kurdish convoy heads to Syria to take on Islamic State

Kurdish convoy heads to Syria to take on Islamic State

Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been under assault for more than a month and its fate has become a test of the U.S.-led coalition's ability to combat the Sunni Muslim insurgents.
Nigeria's Jonathan to run for president again in February

Nigeria's Jonathan to run for president again in February

Jonathan, who had been widely expected to run again, will collect a nomination form on Thursday to be the ruling party candidate in the presidential vote, his spokesman said.