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Deadly clashes rage in east Ukraine after peace talks fail 6:44pm GMT

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as Russian-backed separatists used artillery fire to try to dislodge government forces from a strategic rail hub after peace talks collapsed. | Video

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Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste leaves Egypt for Australia

5:42pm GMT

CAIRO - Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt for his native Australia after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. | Video

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Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto

4:26pm GMT

TOKYO - Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to vow to step up humanitarian aid to the group's opponents in the Middle East and help bring his killers to justice. | Video

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Irish PM wants 'cast iron' guarantees on Aer Lingus sale

2:55pm GMT

DUBLIN - The owner of British Airways must provide some sort of "cast iron permanent guarantee" on flights to Ireland if the government is to even consider its bid for Aer Lingus , Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Sunday.

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At least 1,375 Iraqis killed in January, most of them civilians: U.N.

9:22am GMT

BAGHDAD - Fighting and other violence in Iraq killed at least 1,375 people including 790 civilians in January, the United Nations said on Sunday.