Iraqi Kurdish fighters arrive in Turkey after deal to let them cross into Syria | World news |

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The convoy of Kurdish peshmerga fighters crosses the border into Turkey from Iraq. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early on Wednesday on their way to Syria to fight Islamic State (Isis) extremists in the embattled More...

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By nnw On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Bangladesh: Islamist party leader gets death sentence for war crimes | World news |

Motiur Rahman Nizami has been sentenced to death for orchestrating the killings of professors, writers and doctors in 1971. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA  More...

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By nnw On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Three dead and hundreds feared missing after Sri Lanka mudslides | World news |

Sri Lanka has been battered by heavy monsoon rains. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Reuters About 200 people were reported missing and More...

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By nnw On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

New Zealand to hold 2016 referendum on scrapping union jack national flag | World news |

The New Zealand flag was first used in 1869 and formally adopted in 1902. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images  More...

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By nnw On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Michael Sata, Zambia’s president, has died, say reports | World news |

The Zambian president, Michael Sata, is reported to have died in London. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images  More...

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By nnw On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

UK accused of abuse in second Mau Mau insurgency case | World news |

Mau Mau suspects are led away for questioning by police in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya in 1952. Photograph: Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images  More...

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By nnw On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Binyamin Netanyahu ‘a chickenshit’, say US officials in explosive interview | World news |

Binyamin Netanyahu is condemned by Obama administration officials in an interview for the Atlantic. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters  More...

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By nnw On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Mark Christeson granted stay of execution in Missouri | World news |

Mark Christeson in an April 2014 photograph. Photograph: Reuters The US supreme court has halted More...

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By nnw On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Mohammad Ali Baryalei, Australia’s alleged senior Isis recruiter, ‘killed’ | World news |

Mohammad Ali Baryalei: news of his death was reported on Twitter. Photograph: Richard Milnes/Demotix  More...

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By nnw On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Give me a ring: North Korean couples mark engagements with mobile phones | World news |

North Korean couples bow to the statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il after laying bouquets of flowers on their wedding day in Pyongyang, North Korea.  More...