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Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier, left, and John Kerry in Vienna

One day to go until Iran nuclear deadline

But German diplomat claims an agreement with Tehran has 'never been closer'

Isis fighters 'kill 25 Sunni tribesmen' during battle for Iraqi provincial capital

Iraqi government forces exchange mortar fire with fighters in the east of Ramadi

Two British men from London 'killed fighting for Isis in Syria'

The men are believed to have been killed in Syria some time this month

John Kerry and Philip Hammond also met for talks last week in London, pictured here

Philip Hammond joins John Kerry at Iran nuclear deal talks as deadline looms

The US secretary of state is expected to push back the planned deadline to reach a deal

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu joke before a meeting in Istanbul on Friday.

Joe Biden to meet Turkish president to urge bigger Isis fight role

The regional power has so far been slow to move against the Islamist militant group

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John Cantlie: Latest Isis video shows British hostage claiming 'US failed to rescue hostages'

The video is the seventh in a series appearing to feature the photojournalist

Mr Lieberman was to have been targeted with an RPG

Hamas 'plotted assassination of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman' says Shin Bet

Plot was foiled by Israeli security forces, according to Shin Bet

Monique sees her daughter as a normal teenager – rather than a terrorist threat

The teenager who ran away to join Isis – and the mother who rescued her

To her mother she is just a normal teenage girl seduced by a charismatic Islamist fighter

A Saudi woman applies makeup on a model during a beauty and style competition on the sidelines of the 2010 Cosmetic Expo

Saudi Arabian women 'questioned by morality police' for organising beauty pageant

Miss Makkah pageant was reportedly banned after 'angry' citizens complained

Hossein Derakhhshan's Twitter is only six tweets long but about as alarming as they come

39-year-old's feed was interrupted by six years in prison

Mickael dos Santos and Maxime Hauchard (right) are both from non-Muslim families

War with Isis: A Catholic convert and a pizza delivery man reveal the disturbing face of French jihadists

Maxime Hauchard and Mickael dos Santos were identified as part of a group seen cutting the throats of 12 captured Syrian pilots on an Isis video released this week

Itamar Shimoni, Israeli mayor of the costal city of Ashkelon

Synagogue attack: Israeli mayor accused of racism after suspending 30 Arab workers for ‘security’ reasons

Attempts to restore a sense of security have seen several municipalities take measures such as posting armed guards at nursery schools and banning workers from the occupied West Bank

Jordan's Queen Rania (R) walking alongside Twofour54 Chief Executive Officer Noura al-Kaabi, as they arrive for the opening session of the Abu Dhabi Media Summit

Queen Rania of Jordan warns Isis is 'hijacking' social media and dragging Arab world 'back into the dark ages'

Queen warns extremists are using social media to 'rewrite our narrative'

Mourners attend the funeral of Druze policeman Zidan Sif, who died of his wounds after two Palestinian cousins armed with knives and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue

Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet 'could take months'

Rising violence, increased police patrols and right-wing politicians visiting Islam’s third holiest site all add up to ‘a madness world’ that has left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders

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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

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Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
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Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
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Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
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Flogging vlogging

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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

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Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin