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West Antarctic ice losses have surged by 70% in the last decade

Around the vast, jagged edges of the Antarctic continent, floating ice shelves act as plugs that hold back the giant glaciers that extend well …

South Asia

Britain and US join new push to take Tikrit from hands of Isil

Islamic State is facing renewed attempts to reclaim Tikrit<p><b>Iraqi</b>Special Forces and Iranian-backed militias made a new push to take Tikrit on Thursday, after American fighter jets and British RAF Tornados bombed the Isil jihadists fighting to hold on to the home city of Saddam Hussein.<p>The air …

Shia militias pull back as US joins battle for Tikrit

Iranian forces and Shia militia groups have pulled back from front line around Tikrit, as US airstrikes were launched to help Iraqi forces battling Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a top US general has said.<p>General Lloyd Austin, the head of US Central Command, told the Senate Armed …

Middle East

London arms fair could be used to sell illegal torture instruments

The world's biggest arms fair to be held in London in September, might be used as a platform to promote the sale of instruments of torture.<p>The …