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Islamic State militants free more than 200 members of the Yazidi religious community they were holding captive in northern Iraq, according to reports.
Islamic State has claimed its first attack in Pakistan - but it chose a rather easy target, reports the BBC's M Ilyas Khan in Islamabad.
Gabon are chosen to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals ahead of Algeria and Ghana.
UKIP sets out its fishing policy, with Nigel Farage promising a similar policy to Norway.
Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have accidentally killed himself after handling radioactive material, one of the suspects for his death says.
Burkina Faso's interim parliament approves a law blocking politicians allied to ousted President Blaise Compaore from running in elections.
Michael Sheen is set to play British climber George Mallory on the big screen.
An army sergeant abused his position to sexually attack and rape female cadets as young as 15, a court hears.
Intel reveals it can now fit a depth camera into a smartphone, opening the door to 3D selfies and gesture controls.
Former UUP MP Rev Martin Smyth accuses the DUP's South Belfast general election candidate of misleading him in a row over nomination papers.
Passport checks have begun at UK ports and borders for people leaving the country.
A footballer previously praised for his "great gestures" has paid off his mother's debts, according to a message posted on social media.
Five-time Grand Slam singles winner Martina Hingis returns to Switzerland's Fed Cup team in bid to qualify for Rio Olympics.
A prolific eBay conman is caught again after failing to deliver a car part to a police officer who ordered it from him online.
Fresh fighting is reported in the centre of the Yemeni city of Aden between Houthi rebels and militiamen loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Discount grocery chain Aldi is now the UK's sixth largest grocer, a survey finds, overtaking upmarket chain Waitrose.
A large, low-flying aircraft filmed along Northern Ireland's north coast causes a stir on social media, with even police asking what it was up to.
England's cricket leaders "repeatedly lost touch" in 2014, says Wisden editor Lawrence Booth in a scathing editorial.
Saudi Arabia refuses to accept four tiny Amazonian monkeys from a Swedish zoo because of a diplomatic row, Swedish media report.
Thousands are evacuated in the southern Chinese province of Fujian as a massive chemical oil fire reignites.