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Iraq launches military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State, Iraqi TV says.
A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in downtown Los Angeles.
North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea as a protest against the huge annual military exercise involving South Korea, the US and other Western allies.
The Ukrainian parliament will meet on Monday to discuss introducing financial reforms which will push up energy prices and cut benefits.
Estonia's ruling party has won national elections and is expected to form a governing coalition after defeating its pro-Russian rival.
North Korea fires two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises get under way, officials in Seoul say.
Hong Kong police arrest more than 30 people after protesters gathered for a third time against mainland Chinese tourists.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart ahead of the release of a UN report on human rights violations in Ukraine.
Australia's Senate censures Attorney General George Brandis over his treatment of human rights chief Gillian Triggs amid an asylum row.
New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
Shares in China were higher on Monday after the mainland's central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates at the weekend for the second time since November.
The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces.
Disabled kids in Gaza learn songs to help them fit in
The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.
How an ancient art form is saving troubled lives
Even Sound of Music film crew surprised by success
Rio de Janeiro marks 450 years since it was founded
An ex-minister in Peru is charged with involvement in the killing of a journalist during the Shining Path rebel insurgency in the 1980s.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he is concerned by a report on racism in Russian football ahead of the 2018 World Cup.