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Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
Children are being damaged by the rising number of estranged couples representing themselves in family court battles, a former judge claims.
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, when most schools re-open for the new term.
A man in his 90s dies in house fire in Carryduff, on the outskirts of Belfast.
Motorists have been warned to expect increased traffic disruption in south Wales as world leaders begin arriving for the Nato summit in Newport.
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
A stalker who subjected a Devon woman to a campaign of intimidation before stabbing her in Exeter, is trying to have his life sentence for attempted murder overturned.
A former terror suspect criticises government anti-terrorism plans as "rehashing of old policies" which will "disenfranchise" UK Muslims.
Details are revealed of an offence committed by a convicted rapist, who was later employed as a Milton Keynes taxi driver.
The US military says it carried out a military operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia.
China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
How Americans join the fight in Syria
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.
Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?
How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?
"Where is Falcao going to fit in? Well, who cares, just let him score goals" - Phil Neville on Man Utd's loan signing.
Anti-euro but pro-EU party shakes up German politics
Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.