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Fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq will take "more than weeks", warns US President Obama
Reports suggest Ukrainian government forces are poised to surround pro-Russian separatist rebels in Donetsk region as fierce fighting continues.
Afghan rivals differ on power-sharing deal, says David Loyn
Thieves siphon millions of pounds of fuel from a pipeline which runs under Deputy PM Nick Clegg's official country residence in Kent.
At least four people die in Pakistan's Punjab province, in clashes between police and supporters of leading anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri.
US President Barack Obama says he will not allow Sunni Muslim jihadists to carve out a "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq as the UK joins the humanitarian air drop.
A weather warning is in place for England, Wales and eastern Scotland with high winds and rain expected as remnants of Hurricane Bertha reach the UK.
World number one Rory McIlroy says golf is his "life" after his break-up with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.
Why Erdogan has come to dominate Turkey
Egypt court dissolves the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
A cargo plane has left RAF Brize Norton carrying British humanitarian aid to Iraq, the BBC understands.
The mayor of Kiev leads work to dismantle barriers and tents on the Ukrainian capital's main street, nine months after pro-EU demonstrators took to the streets.
The use of a lollipop lady is being considered at London's Abbey Road crossing as tourists flock to create the scene made famous by the Beatles.
Turkish netizens watching to make sure presidential vote is fair
Five people are reportedly killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza amid continuing Palestinian rocket fire, while tensions also flare up in the West Bank.
Swedes flock to social media to muse at the passing of "the world's oldest European eel", which lived in a well to the age of 155.
The clean-up operation is under way across Cambridgeshire, after torrential storms caused power cuts and major road disruption.
Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in Man of Steel film, becomes an ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Manchester United bid for Di Maria, Everton agree loan deal with Atsu, Sturridge backed to thrive for Liverpool, plus more.