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Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as printers and web cameras, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say.
Hundreds of people in Iraq are treated for the effects of toxic gases after a sulphur plant is set alight in fighting with IS militants.
Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators say.
The first woman to ascend Everest, Japanese climber Junko Tabei, dies aged 77, her family say.
Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it.
The EU Parliament president says he is optimistic that a trade deal between the EU and Canada can be signed despite last-minute obstacles.
A Russian helicopter carrying 22 people crashes in north-western Siberia, killing at least 19 people, officials say.
Canadian scientists use drones to capture rare whale footage in the Arctic.
Google will help remove online content insulting the Thai monarchy following the death of King Bhumibol, the country's deputy PM says.
Pictures of the Pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, as it opens its doors to the public for the first time.
United Nations workers have spoken out against the decision to make Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador.
New Zealand become the first top-tier nation to win 18 consecutive Tests with a 37-10 victory over Australia in the Bledisloe Cup.
Mexican graffiti artists have painted a stretch of the US-Mexico border fence to promote peace.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has launched a rare attack on Michelle Obama, saying "all she wants to do is campaign" for his rival.
Syrian government forces carried out a third chemical weapons attack last year, a confidential report to the UN Security Council finds.
Republican candidate Donald Trump has launched a rare attack on First Lady Michelle Obama, saying "all she wants to do is campaign" for his rival.
From dome gardens and psychedelic insects to an apocalyptic vision of corpse trading, Iraqi writers imagine their homeland 100 years after the US invasion.
The Russian ambassador to the UK accuses the government of delaying the granting of visas to staff at the country's embassy in London.
Spain's economy is doing perfectly well, but it has been without a government for over 300 days and is eyeing Belgium's record 541 days with no administration.
One of the world's leading feminists is not the obvious choice to be the face of a make-up brand, but Boots has just made Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the face of No7.