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Earlier this month militants from Islamic State seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with its fall seen as a major capitulation by the Iraqi Army.
Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to threats.
Russia's military is carrying out four days of drills involving 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, as Nato begins an Arctic exercise.
Detectives looking for a man suspected of killing his sister, his mother and her partner have discovered his body in a wooded area in Oxford.
Senior British and Russian security advisers are to resume efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree.
Business secretary Sajid Javid has told phone provider O2 to "sort it out" after complaints about users losing signals on their mobiles.
Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as Real Madrid manager after two seasons in charge of the Spanish giants.
Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.
As the exhumation of what are believed to be the remains of Burkina Faso's former President Thomas Sankara begins, the BBC looks back at his time in power.
Six Guineans are put into prison isolation and will face trial for violating the health emergency after moving the body of an Ebola victim in a taxi.
Roma seal a spot in next season's Champions League thanks to Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa's late winner in the Rome derby.
The conservative challenger in Poland's presidential vote, Andrzej Duda, defeats the incumbent, Bronislaw Komorowski, final results show.
Frustration is growing in Nigeria where an ongoing fuel shortage is causing massive disruption and blackouts.
England produce a magnificent final-day bowling display to win the first Test against New Zealand by 124 runs.
Yaya Toure is to stay at Manchester City after the club said he was "too important to let go", according to the player's agent.
One month after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, the United Nations calls for more food aid and shelter for the victims.
Greece intends to keep repaying its debt, a government spokesman said, days after Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis warned it had run out of funds.
The Iraqi army, supported by coalition airstrikes and Iran-backed militias, finds itself locked in fierce battles for many parts of the country.
Norwich secure an instant return to the Premier League with victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final.
European stocks close down after a Greek minister said that Athens would struggle to meet its upcoming debt payments.