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Kurdish fighters celebrate recapture of territory near Kobani 2:30

Amateur video uploaded on social media purports to show Kurdish fighters celebrating the recapture of areas near Kobani following clashes with IS mili(...)

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of French oil and gas company Total SA was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said today. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters 0:56

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People are silhouetted on the top of a hill close to the border line between Turkey and Syria near Mursitpinar bordergate as they watch the US led airstrikes over the Syrian town of Kobani. The US Central Command says US military aircrafts  have air-dropped ammunition and supplies to Kurdish fighters.  Photograph: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images 2:30

US military aircraft air-dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies for Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants near the Syrian bor(...)

A Kurdish refugee mother and son from the Syrian town of Kobani  in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Turkey,  on the Turkish-Syrian border  at the weekend. Photograph:   Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images

A suicide bomber killed 19 people at a funeral in Baghdad yesterday as an ambush halted Iraqi forces’ advance on a key northern city controlled by Isl(...)

A number of Irish and British construction and engineering professionals, who were working for Sepam but are currently unemployed, said they had job offers in Qatar which they could not take up because Sepam would not supply them with non-objection certificates. Photograph: PA

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Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from  the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province at the weekend. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry denies that the bombing campaign against Islamic State fighters in and around the small, dusty Syrian Kurdish town of(...)

Anti-deportation protest   outside the Department of Justice in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

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A child, internally displaced due to fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, looks out of his tent window in Ekda village refugee camp, beside the Syrian-Turkish border in northern Aleppo. Fierce fighting once again gripped the border town of Kobani overnight. Photograph: Reuters

The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and c(...)