Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.
Ever since it appeared on the cover of Animals, Pink Floyd's 1977 album, Battersea Power Station in London has been famous around the world.
A boy with a brain tumour whose parents took him from a hospital against medical advice had everything he needed to be safe, his brother says.
An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in Syria near the country's only border crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights early Thursday, a day after militants took the crossing from the Syrian regime, the United Nations said.
The Islamic State militant group releases a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, seized in Syria in 2012.
ISIS militants and Kurdish troops are battling for control of the Mosul Dam -- with huge implications for millions of Iraqis living downstream.
Israel and the Palestinians begin a fresh five-day ceasefire in Gaza, but immediately trade rockets and air strikes.
A survivor of the ISIS killings in northern Iraq tells how Arab neighbors turned on them.
The US has sent 130 more military advisers to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.
Robin Williams was acclaimed for making people laugh ... but was also battling depression.
US President Barack Obama says the nomination of Haider al-Abadi as Iraq's prime minister-designate is a "promising step forward".
An expatriate corporate investigator has been sentenced to two and a half years in a Chinese jail after being found guilty of stealing and selling personal information for profit, Chinese state media has reported.
The US conducts its second drop of aid to Iraqis fleeing jihadist fighters in the north, hours after fresh air strikes against the militants.
After the secound round, Rory McIlroy sits atop the leaderboard of the PGA Championship. CNN's Shane O'Donoghue reports.
US President Barack Obama says he will launch air strikes on Islamic militants in northern Iraq to prevent the slaughter of religious minorities.
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