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Iraqi troops have clashed with Islamic State militants south of the militant-held city of Tikrit, officials in northern Iraq said today , as roadside bombs slowed an offensive...
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20 killed in China bus accident
Twenty people have died after a bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China.
Classical composer Laderman dies
Ezra Laderman, a US classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died aged 90.
State sues BP over clean-up costs
The US state of Ohio is suing oil and gas company BP for more than 33 million dollars (£21 million), alleging it double-dipped by taking state funds and money from insurers to clean up accidental leaks from underground storage tanks at hundreds of its petrol stations around...
Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa faces execution in Egypt after attending pro-democracy rally
An Irish teenager held in Egypt for nearly two years after he attended a pro-democracy protest has been moved to a purpose-built prison...
Benjamin Netanyahu tells AIPAC that Iran threatens Israel's existence
The US and Israel made public protestations of enduring friendship on Monday even as acrimony simmered over plans by the Israeli Prime...
Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, could face death penalty
Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger whose punishment of 1,000 lashes has prompted international condemnation, may now face the...
Boko Haram video shows beheaded men
A video from Nigeria's Boko Haram extremist group has shown the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying, and copies some of the hallmarks of propaganda from Islamic State.
Third Greece bailout 'discussed'
Eurozone nations are negotiating a third bailout for financially strapped Greece that would give the country as much as 50 billion euro (£36 billion), Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos said.
EU approves plastic bags crackdown
The European Union has approved new rules that clamp down on the use of flimsy plastic bags that are hazardous for the environment.
Wildfire hits Cape Town mountains
Cape Town's Table Mountain was engulfed by an orange blaze, blowing thick smoke to the city below, as a wildfire burned across the city's southern peninsula, destroying at least five homes and thousands of acres of rare plants.
Gates tops Forbes billionaires list
The world's richest person got even richer this year.
Probe demand over homeless shooting
US civil rights leaders are calling for an independent investigation into the fatal police shooting of a homeless man.
Ukraine urges peacekeeping mission
Ukraine's president has signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists.
Kerry and Lavrov meet amid tensions
US secretary of state John Kerry met with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.
Spacecraft nears dwarf planet Ceres
A Nasa spacecraft is preparing to rendezvous with the largest object in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.
Woman 'did not see Nemtsov killer'
The Ukrainian woman with Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov when he was gunned down has told Russia media that she did not see his killer, as conflicting reports emerged about the availability of surveillance footage showing the killing.
Bangladesh arrest over writer death
Bangladeshi security officials have arrested a suspect in the killing of an American writer who was a prominent critic of extremist Islam and was hacked to death last week as he walked with his wife in Dhaka.
Namibia president wins Africa award
Namibian president Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim prize for African leadership, the first African leader deemed worthy of the honour since 2011.
Thousands take to streets in mourning for slain politician Boris Nemtsov
Tens of thousands of people have marched in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing has shaken...
White Widow linked to Jihadi John's terrorist training
The world's most notorious terrorist, so-called Jihadi John, has been linked to the Banbridge-born 'White Widow' - and may have been...
Ukraine death toll 'passes 6,000'
More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago, the UN human rights office says.
Iraqi bid to retake Tikrit from IS
Iraqi security forces, backed by allied Shia and Sunni fighters, have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State, state TV said.
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