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27 February 2015 Last updated at 14:17 ET

PM defends spies over 'Jihadi John'

The UK prime minister defends the security services against criticisms they failed to stop the man known as "Jihadi John" from joining Islamic State in Syria.


An IS militant appears to push over a statue in Mosul MuseumUN laments IS statue 'war crimes'

The reported destruction of historic artefacts in Iraq by Islamic State militants is a war crime, the head of the UN agency for culture says.

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar townIraq minorities 'wipeout threat'

Iraqi minority groups are subject to a "systematic strategy" by IS to drive them out of the country, human rights groups warn.

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