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Strong evidence emerges suggesting Iran has supplied Iraq with Sukhoi Su-25 "Frogfoot" aircraft to help it try to halt the Isis offensive.
Tim Howard's World Cup goalkeeping was widely praised. Did his Tourette's syndrome help?
Several government departments in China's far western region of Xinjiang ban Muslim staff from fasting during the month of Ramadan.
The first tropical storm of the North Atlantic Hurricane season has formed around the east coast of Florida. Peter Gibbs explains more.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sues the family of art director Joseph Wright over the sale of his Oscar for 1942's My Gal Sal.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he would respect his rival winning, but only if June's vote is proved to have been fair.
Research reporting one of the biggest "breakthroughs" in stem-cell science has been withdrawn after "critical errors" were discovered.
Firefighters in England and Wales will join a one-day strike by public sector workers on 10 July, the Fire Brigades Union announces.
Daryl Impey, who briefly led the Tour de France last year, is suspended by his team after failing a drugs test.
Nasa has launched a mission dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide (CO2) from space.
The search for 7/7 bomber's wife, Samantha Lewthwaite
Internet service providers from several countries are taking the UK intelligence agency to task over alleged illegal network intrusion.
Should police pose on dating sites with their weapons?
There has been a sharp increase in the number of suspected cases of the mosquito-born chikungunya virus in the Caribbean, health officials say.
Material from Syria's chemical weapons programme is transferred to a US naval ship in Italy, in the final phases in the destruction of the arsenal.
The jihadist militant group Isis tells other Sunni rebel groups in Iraq that they must swear allegiance and give up arms.
Angry exchanges involving British MEPs mark the first debate of the newly-elected European Parliament.
Police in the French port of Calais clear makeshift camps occupied by migrants from Africa and the Middle East who are trying to get to Britain.
Jonathan Beale takes a look around the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier ahead of her naming ceremony.
Lord Brittan says he asked officials to "look carefully" at a "paedophile dossier" handed to him when he was home secretary in the 1980s.