Melbourne schoolgirl Zynab Al Harbiya killed as Isis targets Baghdad ice-cream parlour

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Twelve-year-old was in the Iraqi capital with family to visit her sick grandfather when a suicide car bomb exploded, killing 17 people A 12-year-old Victorian girl was killed in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad on Tuesday as she lined up at a popular ice-cream parlour to break fast for Ramadan. The girl, a year […]


Baghdad ice-cream shop targeted in Isis car bomb attack

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Thirteen killed and dozens wounded after car bomb explodes outside ice-cream shop in central Baghdad during Ramadan A car bomb has exploded outside an ice-cream shop in central Baghdad, killing 15 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved […]


Iraqi forces push into deadliest areas of Mosul as civilian exodus accelerates

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Troops said to be close to government buildings near old city, and aid agencies struggling to accomodate displaced people Nearly three weeks into the last phase of the battle for Mosul, Iraqi forces have started pushing into the most heavily fortified and lethal corners of the crumbling city. This weekend the battles in the city, […]


Theresa May ‘does not agree’ with Donald Trump’s immigration ban

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PM issues statement after causing outcry by declining to speak out against executive order that could affect British dual nationals Theresa May has issued a late-night statement saying she does not agree with Donald Trumps ban on refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the US, after coming under intense political pressure to condemn […]


Thousands of refugee children sleeping rough in sub-zero Serbia, says UN

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Refugee facilities in Belgrade, where it is -15C, have been described as worse than the jungle in Calais by aid workers Hundreds of new refugees and migrants, many of them children, are arriving in Serbia every day despite the prospect of sleeping rough in sub-zero temperatures and reports of violent treatment, Save the Children has […]