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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.
Maria Sharapova makes a successful start to her defence of the French Open title while Tomas Berdych also wins in Paris.
Negotiators for Colombia's left-wing Farc rebel group say they want to continue with peace talks after dozens of their fighters were killed in a bombing raid.
Poland's young and old choose conservative president
Nigeria's fuel wholesalers say they have reached a deal with the government that should soon see the end of the crippling fuel crisis.
Islamic State's capture of Palmyra in Syria threatens the last surviving colony of the northern bald ibis in the Middle East, experts says.
The remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic leader of Burkina Faso who was killed in a 1987 coup, are being exhumed for formal identification.
At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.
Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.
Fierce clashes are reported in southern Yemen, as officials say UN-sponsored peace talks planned for later this week have been postponed.
The England and Wales Cricket Board is in exclusive discussions with a preferred candidate for the role of England coach.
Reflections from a man who has visited every country in the world
EU citizens living in the UK will not be eligible to vote in the "in/out" referendum on Europe, except those from Ireland, Malta and Cyprus, the government says.
At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.
A Tunisian soldier is shot dead after he kills seven people at a military barracks in Tunis, according to the country's defence ministry.
Police searching for a man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner recover a weapon from the crime scene.
Spain's anti-austerity Podemos movement vows to win national polls this year after dramatic gains in Sunday's local and regional elections.
Police in Washington DC destroy a pressure cooker found inside a "suspicious" vehicle parked near the US Capitol.