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One of Australia's most notorious militants, Khaled Sharrouf, may still be alive and fighting for IS in the Middle East, media reports say.
China hosts the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a new international financial institution set to rival the World Bank.
Turkish police fire water cannon, rubber pellets and tear gas to disperse marchers at a gay pride event in Istanbul.
Doctors, nurses and midwives across the UK are being issued with new guidelines to encourage honesty and openness with patients when things go wrong.
Amir Paivar from the BBC's Persian Service explains how the sanctions on Iran effect the economy.
A major drive to boost the population of Fair Isle, off Shetland, is being launched.
The date for the elimination of trains dumping sewage on Scotland's rail tracks has been brought forward after a campaign, the RMT union says.
Shares in Asia opened lower on Monday in the first market reaction to Greece's decision to close its banks and impose capital controls limiting the amount of money which can be withdrawn.
Israel agrees to free a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 55 days and is thought to be in serious condition, officials say.
A Japanese cat, who became a national celebrity when she was made a station master, is mourned at the station where she served.
Photographer Kate Holt followed teams of local eye doctors in villages near Khartoum in Sudan to see their work in the fight against infectious disease.
There are growing expectations that China will soon give details of its climate action plan - a key milestone towards UN climate talks at the end of the year.
The relationship between Germany and the US has been through a rocky patch, says Jenny Hill - but it will endure.
A final deal over Iran's nuclear programme is aimed at defusing the international crisis, but for Israel the Islamic republic remains the number one threat, says the BBC's Kevin Connolly in Jerusalem
In the modern world makes it easy to lose sight of the feelings of others, but almost everyone can learn to develop empathy.
Australian politicians at both state and federal level have been infiltrated by the Calabrian mafia, according to an investigation by Fairfax Media-Four Corners.
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