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post 02 April 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Only politics can lead a path out of Afghanistan's darkness

The Taliban may threaten to wreck Afghanistan's elections - but only a deal between the insurgents and the Afghan government can offer any resolution to the country's troubles.

article 26 February 2014 UK
(l-r) Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale who are to be sentenced for the murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich last year
Woolwich attack: life for Lee Rigby killers

A violent scuffle breaks out as Michael Adebolajo is sentenced to a whole-life jail term and Michael Adebowale to life with a minimum term of 45 years for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.

video 19 February 2014 World, Lebanon

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Two killed in bomb explosion in Beirut - video

A blast in a Shia district in southern Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least two people - the latest apparent attack linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria.

article 05 February 2014 UK, Syria
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Darshna Soni by 'Our brother died a martyr fighting in Syria'

British Muslim Iftikhar Jaman died fighting in Syria. He has gained a cult following and his death is being eulogised by some in his community. His family speaks exclusively to Channel 4 News.

article 27 January 2014 World
Violence in Kiev
'The keys of Damascus': Assad draws red line on Syria

The Syrian opposition says the government has failed to address President Bashar al-Assad's political future at peace talks in Geneva.

post 15 January 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog What Chairman Mao can teach us about Iraq

Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki hasn┐t read Chairman Mao on guerillas - but he's right about one thing: the battle for Iraq will be long and it will continue.

article 08 January 2014 World, United States
Eighty retired New York police officers and firefighters are charged with falsely claiming to have been traumatised by the 9/11 terrorist attacks so they could receive disability benefits (Getty)
Former New York police officers charged over 9/11 fraud

Eighty retired New York police officers and firefighters are charged with falsely claiming to have been traumatised by the 9/11 terrorist attacks so they could receive disability benefits.

article 08 January 2014 World, Iraq
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Fall of Fallujah: Iraqi army deploys tanks and guns

The Iraqi army deploys tanks and artillery around Fallujah as leaders in the city urge al-Qaeda-linked militants to leave to avert an impending military assault.

video 07 January 2014 World, Iraq

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As al-Qaeda takes Fallujah, what next for Iraq? - video

Iraq is descending into yet another bloody conflict. Thousands have fled the city of Fallujah, which is now held by militants. So what next for this blood-stained state? Lindsey Hilsum explains.