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A top UN official in Iraq says the Sunni Islamist group Isis, which is controlling the city of Mosul, is seeking to impose female genital mutilation.
Two sculptures, possibly by Rodin and Degas, are discovered in the home of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt in Munich.
A California wine dealer, who made $20m by selling fake vintage bottles to rich clients, faces years in prison when he is sentenced in New York.
A jewel from one of her dresses was found inside.
Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.
US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
England's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.
Gunmen in Afghanistan shoot dead two Finnish women working with an international Christian charity in the western city of Herat.
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rejects claims by a ruling party legislator that she is not fit to represent newly-created Telangana state because she is married to a Pakistani.
Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire deal aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict - but fighting continues.
Luis Suarez could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, with El Clasico set for 26 October.
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.
A Singaporean businessman has been jailed for three years for bribing three Lebanese football referees with prostitutes so that they would fix matches
Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for a year at the Old Bailey, after admitting charges including phone hacking.
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias