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Militants’ diversion tactics to save Mosul
IRAQI forces backed by US-led coalition air strikes battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town, hundreds of kilometres to the south of the operation to retake the northern city of Mosul, US and Iraqi officials said.(image) (image)

‘The crisis will get much bigger’
UP TO one million people are trapped inside the Iraqi city of Mosul in a humanitarian crisis that could be unleashed within days, aid agencies say.(image) (image)

This is the ‘world’s fattest woman’
AN Egyptian woman is believed to be the fattest woman alive after her weight reached an incredible 500 kilograms(image) (image)

Forces close in: ‘It will be a big fight’
IRAQI forces have advanced to within five kilometres of Mosul in an offensive against the Islamic State group’s last major stronghold in Iraq.(image) (image)

Kurds seize IS town in dawn raid
IRAQI and Kurdish forces have taken control of a town near Mosul as part of a massive operation aimed at retaking the country’s second largest city from the Islamic State group.(image) (image)

Court upholds Morsi’s 20-year sentence
AN EGYPTIAN appeals court has upheld a 20-year sentence for ousted president Mohamed Morsi, the first final ruling in a string of trials for the deposed Islamist leader.(image) (image)

IS militants killed as Iraqi flag raised
SECURITY forces have overcome a big assault by Islamic State militants in Kirkuk and regained full control of the northern Iraqi oil city, Iraqi state TV reports.(image) (image)

Captured IS jihadist spills secrets
JIHADISTS staged a brazen raid on the Iraqi city of Kirkuk Friday, in what appeared to be an attempt to divert attention from the huge offensive against their Mosul bastion.(image) (image)

Militants attack Iraq city of Kirkuk
GUNMEN wearing suicide vests attacked government targets in the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk and killed 16 at an Iranian-run construction site further north on Friday as troops advance on the Islamic State group stronghold of Mosul further north.(image) (image)

US soldier killed in Mosul fight
A US soldier has died from wounds inflicted by an improvised explosive device planted by Islamic State on the outskirts of their besieged Iraq stronghold, Mosul.(image) (image)