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BBC World News

  • Top Iraqi militant leader 'killed'
  • Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former right-hand man to Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi officials say.
  • Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'
  • Australian police say they have broken up an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event, arresting five teenagers.
  • Gun battles in Mexican border city
  • Gun battles lasting several hours break out on the streets of Reynosa, a Mexican border city that has been plagued by drug cartel violence.
  • Russian opposition parties to unite
  • The political party founded by murdered Russian dissident Boris Nemtsov says it will form a loose anti-Putin alliance ahead of 2016 elections.
  • Email claim over Kiev killings
  • A group calling itself the Ukrainian Insurgent Army says it was behind the deaths of two anti-government figures in Kiev this week.
  • Obama appeal to Gulf states on Libya
  • President Obama says Gulf nations should use their "influence" to help resolve the instability in Libya, warning that military action is not enough.