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Irish troops on an operation on the Golan Heights at the weekend

New troops set for Golan Heights this month

19.19 The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces has said that, at present, the next contingent of Irish troops are due to be deployed in the Golan Heights at the end of the month.

Displaced Iraqi Shia children who fled their homes due to attacks by IS jihadists in the northern city of Mosul

Amnesty says IS carrying out ethnic cleansing

18.27 Amnesty International says it has gathered "gruesome evidence" of ethnic cleansing by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq in its campaign to obliterate all traces of non-Arabs and non-Sunni Muslims.

A new airport in the Thames Estuary, nicknamed Boris Island did not make the shortlist

Plans for new London airport rejected

16.28 A plan to build a major new airport to the east of London has been rejected by a government-appointed commission, dealing a blow to its high profile backer, the city's mayor Boris Johnson.

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