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The BBC's Orla Guerin joins Iraqi fighters so close to IS militants they can "see their faces".
The good assets of Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca will be taken on by Intesa Sanpaolo.
The US secretary of state urges a "lowering of rhetoric" between Qatar and four other Arab states.
The number of people suffering addiction to narcotics in Iran has surged, local media report.
Fifa says "it is still investigating the allegations" that footballers were part of a state-sponsored doping programme in Russia.
The convening of a joint congress in Versailles is a measure normally associated with times of crisis.
A rescue operation is now under way to get people stranded in other cable cars safely back to earth.
Women's captain Mithali Raj enjoys some poetry to calm "jitters".
Roger Federer warms up for Wimbledon by beating Alexander Zverev to earn a record ninth title at the Gerry Weber Open.
French-Vietnamese dissident blogger Pham Minh Hoang loses his birth nationality and is deported.
Australian PM sees the funny side after receiving a tie emblazoned with the words "Donald Trump".
AirAsia pilot changes course from Perth after an engine problem causes passenger plane to vibrate.
An AirAsia X plane is forced to turn back to Perth after suffering a "technical fault".
The Islamic world has begun marking the holiday which ends the Ramadan fast.
Thousands of rescuers are digging through rocks for a second day in the hope of finding survivors.
Here's what made us smile this week.
More than 120 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames in Pakistan.
The Texas woman admitted she shut the car door to teach her girl and boy "a lesson", police say.
Oil lorry catches fire in the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur, with a number of deaths reported
Forty-one teenage girls were killed in a fire at the government-run shelter in March.
During the Cold War, hundreds of gay men and lesbians in Canada lost government and military jobs because of their sexual orientation. They are about to get an apology.
As Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis announces he is retiring, here are some other stars who quit being an actor.
Yemen cholera epidemic: 'I have never seen such suffering'
The deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has triggered protests and a legal battle.
Russian YouTuber Tatiana Subbotina shares how she "travels the world" without leaving her home.
Photographer Joe Newman has explored some of the city's biggest council estates.
The president says his predecessor "did nothing" despite knowing of meddling claims before the poll.
They vow to hold a march in Istanbul which officials have banned for the third year in a row.
So far more than 1,300 people have died, 25% children, with numbers expected to rise, the UN says.
The former Miss Italy finalist said she was doing so to encourage other women to defy bullies.
A single mother received a heartwarming letter after missing a class for a lack of babysitter.
An American supermarket has created a "new" summer snack that look very familiar to Britons.
Working out when the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr begins is surprisingly complicated.
Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
A man confesses on television that he took part the attack after being goaded by his friends.
The Swiss Association of Seaplane Pilots is gathering on the banks of Lake Geneva.
The former rescue dog won over the judges with her stage presence at the Californian fair.
In video footage posted on social media, the pair pledge to "make the planet great again".
From retiring actors to breastfeeding politicians.
Veronique Robert was injured while reporting on an advance by Iraqi forces against IS militants.
The foreign minister rejects a list of conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions.
The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) changes its name to World Taekwondo because of the "negative connotations".
New Zealand snuff out the British and Irish Lions' hopes of a shock win with a ruthless display in the first Test in Auckland.
France's Chateau de Chambord reopens to the public after a 14-year renovation.
Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender are released after a day of conflicting reports about their fate.
More than 100 people are feared buried in a landslide in south-western China, state media report.
A rescue operation is under way after about 40 homes were destroyed in Sichuan province.
The "controversial" theory is too complex for schoolchildren, an education official says.
David Vallenilla's son was shot dead by military police during a protest earlier in the week.
Award-winning photographer Chris de Bode describes the desperation of people living in northern Cameroon.
Three young IS militants lay dead on the banks of the river Tigris. Who were they and what were they doing in Iraq?
Officials say a suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded the house he was in.
A guide on how to deal with "uncomfortable questions" during family gatherings after Ramadan.
Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, becomes the oldest woman to make the 21-mile swim across the English Channel.
How Facebook's new initiative plans to tackle extremist and hate speech online.
The pair were freed in good health, rebels say, but there is no confirmation from Dutch authorities.
US spokesman Sean Spicer says Qatar, Saudi Arabia and others should 'work crisis out themselves'.
Wapekeka First Nation is calling for more mental health funding following three suicides.
Tropical Storm Cindy tears through the southern United States creating extreme weather patterns and widespread damage, including this liquor store.
The actor says his remarks were in "poor taste" and did not "come out as intended".
The British roommate of Otto Warmbier has described the moment he saw his American friend being arrested by guards in North Korea. He never saw him again.
Qatar faces demands to shut down its broadcasting network from Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies.
Five people, including three children, die of electrocution at water park in north-west Turkey, Turkish media say
The French president makes his debut in Brussels, but it will take him more than smiles to succeed.
Blasts at different ends of the country kill at least 24 people and injure many more, officials say.
Officers fired on a rampaging dog, but a ricocheting bullet hit a 17-year-old boy in the chest.
The president questions the neutrality of the man investigating alleged Russian poll interference.
Missiles are fired from the Mediterranean at Islamic State group targets in Syria.
Brendan Dassey was just 16 when he confessed to rape, kill and murder a woman with his uncle.
The anti-corruption campaigner led mass street protests against Vladimir Putin in 2011-12.
They receive suspended jail terms and fines for abuses in a hotel in Brussels in 2008.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker isn't sure what the UK wants.
It's rainy season in Cambodia and spiders are creeping onto the menu.
Chinese media highlight an online trend that sees users stitching patterns through their skin.
The authorities in Bangladesh have reopened roads to some of the districts worst hit by landslides last week.
The scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant has known the president-elect for years.
Yuri Drozdov was in charge of the "illegals", who gave up their identities to go undercover in the West.
Some 64,000 men were jailed and more persecuted under the anti-gay law dating back to 1871.
The village chief of Badibu Saaba, in the Gambia, explains how most of the young men have left. But six months after electing a new president, will things soon change?
The drag queen is to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year along with Snoop Dogg and Simon Cowell.
A car swerved dramatically after an altercation with a motorcyclist in California. Footage courtesy Chris Traber
States bid to host agencies responsible for medicines and banking, meaning hundreds of jobs moving.
It is a crime to make threats against the US president, so could Johnny Depp run into trouble?
Pyongyang denies mistreating Otto Warmbier - but his family says it is responsible for his death.
An online petition is set up after president to reverse his comments about breast-feeding students.
Prosecutors reportedly suggested the Barcelona star pay 255,000 euros instead of serving prison time.
The UK needs to do more to reassure EU nationals about their future after Brexit, top official says.
Australian police cancelled hundreds of speeding fines after noting their systems were infected.
Mao Kobayashi, a former newsreader, found legions of admirers after chronicling her battle online.
The Gulf state is being asked to close its broadcaster, Al Jazeera, and reduce ties with Iran.
But are the cool new snacks on sale at the traditional Geylang bazaar in the spirit of the season?
Abhishek Singh was testing out the Microsoft Hololens headset when he came up with the idea.
The German chancellor cautiously welcomes a plan for EU citizens living in the UK post-Brexit.
It is thought to be part of efforts towards building a missile capable of reaching the US mainland.
Choi Soon-sil has been sentenced to three years in prison over a case which brought down the president.
East Timor police capture two foreigners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan Prison by using a tunnel.
Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.
South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.
Enrique Peña Nieto says his government did not use spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists.
The US Department of Agriculture says it has recurring concerns about the safety of Brazilian meat.