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US military officials investigate the reported friendly-fire incident in southern Afghanistan that killed five American soldiers and two Afghans.
Iraq's prime minister asks parliament to declare a state of emergency after militants take control of the country's second city, Mosul.
The Colombian government says it is starting peace negotiations with the country's second largest rebel group.
The Brazilians named after world's most famous players
The Israeli parliament elects veteran Likud lawmaker Reuven Rivlin as the country's next president.
Parts of Europe are battered by violent storms, including Germany, the Netherlands and France, where hailstones the size of golf balls were reported.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter is told by European football leaders that he should stand down from the post next year.
The Charity Commission is assessing whether an Oxfam promotional campaign has broken the rules by criticising the government's austerity programme.
Energy suppliers risk "undermining public confidence" in the market by failing to respond to falling wholesale prices, regulator Ofgem says.