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Blast in Syria kills top al Qaeda commander

Blast in Syria kills top al Qaeda commander

Al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday the death of its top military commander, who insurgent sources said fell victim to a blast targeting a high-level militant meeting.

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Algeria passes law banning violence against women Warplanes hit Tripoli airport before UN talks start Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death Namibia president wins $5m Mo Ibrahim African leadership prize Mob kills woman over suicide bombing scare in Nigeria Mali signs peace deal, rebels want more time for consultation

Middle East

Blast in Syria kills top al Qaeda commander British teacher jailed for trying to join Islamic State in Syria U.S., Iran meet as nuclear talks resume in Switzerland Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress Netanyahu says Iran deal threatens Israel's security Iraq launches offensive on Islamic State stronghold north of Baghdad

Europe

UK's Cameron called 'chicken' for refusing TV debate British teacher jailed for trying to join Islamic State in Syria 10 migrants die off Italy, nearly 1,000 rescued Britain wins court ruling against European Central Bank on euro banks Russian security service chief says several suspects in Nemtsov case Ukrainian coal mine explosion in rebel-held region kills 32

Asia - Pacific

Indonesia rejects Australian proposal of prisoner swap for death row pair U.S. Ambassador to South Korea attacked in Seoul Australian convicts transferred to Indonesian island for execution North Korea fires missiles as U.S., South Korea begin exercises Olympics Committee approves Tokyo 2020 venue changes FIFA group calls for November-December World Cup in Qatar

US & Canada

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea attacked in Seoul U.S., Iran meet as nuclear talks resume in Switzerland Protesters demand justice over LA homeless killing

Latin America & Caribbean

Tabare Vazquez sworn in as Uruguay's new president Chile president meets 14-year-old girl asking for permission to die Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, former teacher 'La Tuta'

South Asia

Nepal court jails Canadian tourist for seven years for child sex abuse US-Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death in Dhaka Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre

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Barack Obama delivers State of the Union address to American people

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Taliban video shows handover of US soldier

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Iranians 'released' from jail for making 'Happy' fan video

Police in Iran have released six people who were arrested for posting a video online of them dancing to US pop-star Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy ...

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