25 October 2014 Last updated at 23:41

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Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.


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Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.

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Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.

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