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At least three police officers have been killed after gunmen attack their station in northern Iraq, local officials say.
The company reinvigorating the humble cassette tape
The surprising life of a young multimillionaire
How barefoot Indian tribe inspired a US fitness revolution
Mark Mardell assesses impact of growing immigrant community
Refugee's story of seven months held in the Sinai desert
Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper's top aide resigns over his role in a growing expenses scandal.
Syria's President Assad has said he has no intention of stepping down in his first interview since calls were made for a peace conference to try and resolve the conflict.
Colombia's main rebel group, the Farc, denies it is moving too slowly to end five decades of conflict, six months after peace talks began.
Two men are charged in connection with a death of a Frenchman who went missing four years ago.
How will China spend its massive cash reserves?
Real Madrid target Carlo Ancelotti asks to leave Paris St-Germain but is told by the club's president "it is not possible".
Arsene Wenger says finishing fourth to clinch the final Champions League spot was vital for Arsenal's ability to attract top players.
The Nigerian military says that Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country are "in disarray" as a result of its offensive against them.
US diplomat Ryan Fogle, accused by Russia accused of being a spy, has now left the country according to Russian television.
Yahoo's board has approved a deal to buy New York-based blogging service Tumblr for $1.1bn (£725m; 857m euros), US media reports say.
Rod Stewart scores his first UK number one album for 34 years, going straight to the top with his LP, Time.
Global temperature rises will be slower in the coming decades say researchers but the long term picture is consistent.
Captain Alastair Cook salutes bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson after England's 170-run win over New Zealand.
An explosion is reported at a house in Newark, Nottinghamshire, with multiple casualties.