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.
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.
A pair of US fighter jets escorts an Air France airliner bound for New York City after the flight was the subject of an anonymous threat.
Chelsea celebrate their Premier League title at a packed victory parade in West London.
The remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic leader of Burkina Faso who was killed in a 1987 coup, are being exhumed for formal identification.
Nicola Sturgeon points to a fall in reading and writing skills among pupils as evidence that Scotland's education system is not good enough.
At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.
At least seven people are reported killed and scores of houses destroyed as a tornado strikes Mexico's Ciudad Acuna.
Ofcom says that changes to the billing structure of 08, 09 and 118 numbers will lead to cheaper calls for consumers.
Nigeria's fuel wholesalers say they have reached a deal with the government that should soon see the end of the crippling fuel crisis.
New British number two Aljaz Bedene loses 6-3 6-4 6-7 6-3 to Austria's Dominic Thiem in the French Open first round.
European champion Jo Pavey overcomes illness to win the Bupa London 10,000 while Andy Vernon triumphs in the men's race.
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One month after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, the country's finance minister calls for more direct aid funding.
Three famous ocean liners sail together in Liverpool for the first time to mark Cunard's 175th anniversary.
Thousands of football fans turn out to watch Chelsea's open-top victory parade after winning the Premier League.
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson knew that the voicemail of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler had been hacked, his trial has heard.
The England and Wales Cricket Board is in exclusive discussions with a preferred candidate for the role of England coach.