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Donald Trump's defence chief believes Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive - despite recent reports he is dead.
The Palestinian president has suspended all contacts with Israel until metal detectors near the al Aqsa mosque are removed.
Despite his musical success, worldwide fame and millionaire status Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China.
Arab states have been urged to lift a blockade on Qatar after the country changed its anti-terror laws amid a regional crisis.
The city of Mosul was declared as "liberated" from Islamic State two weeks ago, but a very different and challenging fight is looming 231 miles to Mosul's west in the Syrian city of Raqqa.
Tennis legend Ilie Nastase has been banned by the International Tennis Federation over derogatory comments about Serena Williams.
China and Russia have started joint naval exercises in the Baltic Sea for the first time.
Britain stands "shoulder to shoulder" with Japan in efforts to end North Korea's "reckless" missile programme, Boris Johnson has said.
Salvador Dali's trademark moustache has survived the passing of time and "remained in its classic shape", according to an embalmer who exhumed the artist's remains.
The bag Neil Armstrong used to bring moon dust back to Earth has sold for $1.8m (£1.38m) at an auction in New York.
Israeli police have banned men under the age of 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions continue to rise over the installation of metal detectors outside the al Aqsa/Temple Mount compound.
At least two people have been killed on the Greek island of Kos after a strong earthquake hit the region.
An Australian woman shot dead by a police officer in the US "didn't have to die", the chief of the Minneapolis police department has said.
Movie legend Dick Van Dyke has apologised for acting out "the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema".
America had seen this before: OJ Simpson, facing the law, live on TV, his liberty on the line.
OJ Simpson is expected to be released from prison in October after nine years in jail for armed robbery.
America's leading airlines are warning that flights could be grounded if the UK leaves the EU's Open Skies agreement without negotiating a new deal.
Jeff Sessions has said he will not quit as US attorney general despite being criticised by Donald Trump for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian interference in last year's election.
Exxon Mobil has been fined $2m for violating sanctions against Russia while US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was its CEO.
A Saudi prince has been arrested after videos appearing to show him assaulting a bloodied man and pointing a rifle at another caused outrage.
Russia has denied claims Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a "secret" meeting at the G20.
The son of Cecil the Lion, Xanda, is believed to have been shot by a professional hunter in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.
An up-and-coming French singer has collapsed and died on stage in the middle of a live performance during a festival.
Madame Tussauds in New York has rejected claims of "whitewashing" over its latest Beyonce waxwork.
International police operations have shut down two of the largest online black markets selling drugs, guns, and counterfeit documents.
Ford is hoping 18 smell assessors, known as "golden noses", will help revive its falling car sales in China.
Winston Churchill attempted to suppress documents which showed the Nazis planned to reinstate Edward VIII as king, according to newly released Government files.
Donald Trump is known for his firm and lengthy handshakes - and he may have found another world leader who enjoys them equally.
Beijing is targeting foreign businesses' use of the internet in a move which companies are concerned may disrupt their operations and jeopardise trade secrets.
Venezuelans have launched a massive national strike as pressure builds on President Nicolas Maduro over his controversial plan to consolidate power.
A standoff between Israel and the Palestinians and the wider Arab Islamic world over the screening of Muslim worshippers with metal detectors outside the Al-Aqsa/Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem appears to be escalating dangerously following the killing of two Israeli policemen last Friday.
The US has ended its four-month ban on passengers carrying laptops on inbound flights from the Middle East and North Africa.
Elon Musk has said humans need to build a base on the moon to get the public "fired up" again about space exploration.
An Australian woman who was shot dead by US police called 911 after overhearing a possible rape, newly released transcripts reveal.
President Donald Trump's son, son-in-law and former campaign manager will answer questions about the campaign's alleged links with Russia.
US Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, his office has said.
OJ Simpson will today ask a US parole board to agree to his release from prison.
Police have identified another victim of a notorious serial killer - more than 40 years after he disappeared.
Scientists have calculated 8.3 billion tons of plastic has been created across the world since mass-production started in 1950.
The US Supreme Court has ruled President Trump's administration can enforce a ban on refugees.
The leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard has warned the US to move its military bases from within 1,000km of the country.
Canada is probing claims two of the country's nationals were among a group of female Islamic State fighters captured in Iraq.
Police at an airport in Tokyo have launched an investigation after 30 bullets were found in the carry-on bag of an American Airlines flight attendant.
A drug dealer who confessed to killing four men and burning some of their bodies in a "pig roaster" has claimed to have killed two more people.
Thousands of farmers have arrived in New Delhi after a 400-mile march to demand the government clear their debts and save their livelihoods.
Police in Spain have recovered three Francis Bacon paintings stolen in a multimillion-pound heist.
A former chairman of one of Spain's largest banks has been found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.
WhatsApp has been blocked in China as censors in Beijing stifle dissent and free speech ahead of a Communist Party reshuffle.
North Korea carries out public executions on people found guilty of stealing rice and corn, organising prostitution and gang fighting, according to a report.
Summer hit Despacito has become the most streamed track ever in the world, dethroning Justin Bieber's Sorry.
The teenage son of Syrian President Bashar al Assad has said people are "blind" to the "reality" of his father's character and what is going on in the country.
The head of France's armed forces has resigned after clashing with President Emmanuel Macron over proposed budget cuts.
US police were startled by a "loud sound" moments before an officer shot dead an Australian woman near her home, investigators say.
Most people can imagine how tough competing in a 2,200 mile cycle race must be.
Donald Trump held a second, previously undisclosed, meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit earlier this month.
The "perfectly preserved" bodies of a couple who went missing 75 years ago have been found on a shrinking Swiss glacier.
A German teenager is reported to be among five women arrested for supporting Islamic State in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
A floating spherical drone is now whizzing about the International Space Station as a high-tech robot photographer.
Two Australian senators have been forced to resign after discovering they hold dual citizenship.
Wildfires are raging in parts of central and southern Europe, with thousands of firefighters tackling blazes in five countries.
Nine members of one family have been killed by a flash flood as they celebrated a birthday at a national forest in the US state of Arizona .
The most senior executive in Spanish football, Angel Maria Villar, and his son have been arrested.
Donald Trump's efforts to repeal his predecessor Barack Obama's healthcare system and replace it with his own have suffered a stinging defeat.
The family of an Australian woman shot dead by US police have demanded answers following her death.
Two Holocaust survivors are to share their stories with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Three Britons who are former traders for major banks have pleaded not guilty to rigging prices for dollars and euros in the foreign exchange market.
Intense clashes have broken out between US-backed Syrian fighters and Islamic State militants in the heart of Raqqa - the extremist group's self-styled capital.
Russia is demanding the immediate return of diplomatic properties seized by the Obama administration after claims Moscow hacked the US election.
US spies are accusing the United Arab Emirates of hacking Qatari government websites to plant fake news to provoke one of the worst diplomatic rifts in recent Middle East history.
A couple have made history by becoming the first to tie the knot in the British Antarctic Territory.
An Australian woman who called 911 to report a disturbance outside her home has been shot and killed by police in Minneapolis.
A man has been shot in the leg at a popular gun show in Denver.
Actor Martin Landau, who won an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of an ageing horror film star in Ed Wood, has died.
Australia's army will be given greater powers to act during an terror attack under proposed new laws.
Pictures of Winnie the Pooh have been banned on Chinese social media as officials clamp down on politically-sensitive references to the bear.
George Romero, the director of horror classics Night Of The Living Dead and Dawn Of The Dead, has died at the age of 77.
At least eight people, including two children, have been killed by a flash flood at a national forest in the US state of Arizona.
One woman has been killed after gunmen attacked a polling station in Venezuela during a vote organised by the national opposition.
Roger Federer has thrashed Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to win a record eighth Wimbledon title.
Donald Trump's lawyer has insisted that a meeting between the President's eldest son and Russian nationals during last year's election was not illegal.
At least 26 people have been injured at a theme park in Spain after two train cars collided on a rollercoaster.
Roger Federer has beaten Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to win a record eighth Wimbledon title.
Israel has reopened a holy mosque compound after it was closed on Friday when two policemen were shot dead.
United Airlines has landed itself in hot water after it flew US rapper ScHoolboy Q's puppy to the wrong city.
Violence is expected to flare in Venezuela as people cast their ballots in an unofficial vote to test the popularity of President Maduro's plans to rewrite the constitution.
More than 280,000 people have reportedly been left without power in Santiago after a rare blanket of snow hit the Chilean capital.
Turkey's president has vowed to continue his controversial purges of "traitors" and will "destroy" them, a year on from the failed coup.
Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the Fields Medal, often described as the Nobel Prize for mathematics, has died aged 40.
At least 10 people have died in airstrikes in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, it has been claimed.
Spaniard Garbine Muguruza has beaten five-time champion Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 to claim her first Wimbledon title.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has denied claims that gay men are killed in his country, denying that any even exist there.
Turkish authorities have sacked 7,400 civil servants on the first anniversary of the failed military coup.
Scientists believe a tiny eight-legged creature will be the last surviving life form on Earth and could survive catastrophes including a massive asteroid impact.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been cremated in a private ceremony and his ashes scattered in the sea, Chinese authorities have said.
At least three people are dead after a fire in a Hawaii tower block, officials have said.
Thermal images of North Korea's main nuclear site show Pyongyang may have reprocessed more plutonium than previously thought.
US President Donald Trump has called for a glass wall to be built along the border with Mexico.
A stuntman has died following a fall during filming for The Walking Dead.
The last Nobel laureate to die in custody was Carl von Ossietzky in Nazi Germany in 1938.
One year on, and the history of the failed coup in Turkey is very much being written by the victor.