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.
She just can't seem to stay away.
Israel offers to extend a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, say Israeli officials, but Hamas, which controls Gaza, has yet to agree to the plan.
After a 10-year chase across the solar system, Rosetta goes into orbit around a comet.
Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling clash in a TV debate ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.
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