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Illness Forces Northern Ireland's Mcguinness To Quit Politics

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness, a key figure throughout five decades of conflict and peace in Northern Ireland, said on Thursday he was bowing out of politics and would not lead his nationalist party into elections in March.

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Italy Earthquake: 'Many Dead' In Avalanche-Hit Hotel

Several people have died after a ski hotel was buried by an avalanche in earthquake-hit central Italy, according to Italian media.

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Tehran Fire: 20 Dead In Plasco Building Collapse

At least 20 firefighters have died after a major commercial building in Iran's capital, Tehran, collapsed following a huge fire, according to the city's mayor.

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Palestinians In Israel Strike After Deadly Negev Raid

Palestinians in Israel have launched a general strike a day after an Israeli raid on a Bedouin village in the Negev region turned fatal.

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UNICEF: 40% Of Syrian Children In Turkey Not In School

Around 380,000 Syrian children of school-going age are missing out on education in Turkey, raising the risk of a "lost generation", according to the UN children's fund (UNICEF).

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Spain Arrests Russian Wanted By US For Alleged Hacking

Spanish officials have announced the arrest of a Russian computer programmer wanted by the United States on hacking allegations while a decision is made on whether to extradite him.

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Canada's Indigenous Call For National Suicide Strategy

Indigenous leaders in Canada are calling for a national strategy to combat a suicide crisis in their communities, after two 12-year-old girls committed suicide earlier this month.

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Malaysia: Muslim Countries Should End Rohingya Crisis

Malaysia has called for an organisation of Islamic countries to help end the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority, while Indonesia has offered to be a facilitator to find a solution to the ongoing crisis.

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Gambia Crisis: Senegal Sends In Troops To Back Elected Leader

Senegalese forces (seen in this archive photo) are among the best trained in Africa

Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia in support of Adama Barrow, who was sworn in as president on Thursday after winning last month's election.

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US Air Raids 'Kill Scores Of ISIL Fighters' In Libya

More than 80 ISIL fighters have been killed in United States air raids on camps operated by the armed group inside Libya, according to US officials.

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