20 December 2014 Last updated at 15:04

Israel launches Gaza air strike

Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.


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Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.

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Saudi security forces kill four militants in a raid in Awamiya, in a province with a restive Shia population, the interior ministry says.

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