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The leader of the Islamist extremist group Isis has called on his fighters to avenge wrongs committed against Muslims worldwide.
Daphne Parish recalls Iraq arrest that led to friend being executed
Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku send Belgium into the World Cup quarter-finals at the USA's expense.
The homespun tailors sewing knickers for a French lingerie label
All you need on a bumper day with Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Eugenie Bouchard, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep in action.
Electoral authorities have said they want to delay any announcement in the Afghan election because of allegations of voter fraud.
Why the world's oldest tennis firm remains a big hitter
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents hold a pro-democracy rally, days after an unofficial poll on universal suffrage in the territory.
Nicolas Sarkozy is detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling - unprecedented for a former French president - and his lawyer is charged.
The new President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, gives criminal gangs operating in the Central American nation one month to disarm.
Workplaces across the US emptied early as millions watched the national team exit the World Cup in a thrilling defeat to Belgium in Salvador.
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