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Terrorism

German intelligence: Dozens of Germans killed fighting for 'IS'

ImageGerman intelligence sources say some 60 Germans have died fighting for the jihadist group "Islamic State." Many others have returned from conflict zones in Syria and Iraq - and now pose a threat at home.

Afghanistan

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO military agreements

ImageThe Afghan parliament has given the green light to military agreements allowing foreign troops to remain in the country past the end of the year. Some 10,000 mostly US troops will now stay on.

Iran

Iran 'prepared' to extend nuclear talks

ImageWith little more than a day to reach an agreement, Iran is reportedly considering an extension of a nuclear talks deadline. Negotiations have faltered amid "serious gaps" between Western diplomats and Tehran.

Court Cases

British-Iranian woman out on bail after volleyball arrest

The family of a British-Iranian woman jailed after watching a men's volleyball match in Tehran says she has been released on bail. Ghoncheh Ghavami had been in prison since her arrest in June.

Refugees

Italy rescues nearly 800 migrants from sea over 72 hours

The Italian coast guard and navy have intercepted hundreds of migrants from the central Mediterranean since Thursday. Meanwhile in Cyprus, authorities have rescued a large group of Syrian refugees heading for Europe.

Elections

Tunisia votes in historic presidential elections

Tunisians are voting for their first directly-elected president in a landmark poll, widely seen as a key step in the transition to democracy. Dictator Ben Ali was ousted in a popular uprising nearly four years ago.

Politics

Germany's Greens seek stronger national presence

Though successful in state elections, Germany's Green Party cuts a weak figure in the Bundestag. The Greens' conference in Hamburg showed unity, despite internal differences regarding the party's future course.

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