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Afghan contenders sign unity deal

A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling.


Alan Henning holding a child in SyriaUK hostage's wife in appeal to IS

The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.

A man reads a newspaper with portraits of the Westgate victimsKenya marks Westgate mall attack

Kenya is marking a year since the attack by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed.

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