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With guns held aloft and waving black flags, militant Islamist fighters celebrate the declaration of a caliphate in Iraq and Syria, increasingly Libyans are travelling to the two countries to join the fighting

Libyans’ war without end: Battle-hardened soldiers who ousted Gaddafi recruited to help jihadis in Syria and Iraq

Kim Sengupta meets militants, and bereaved relatives who had hoped the fighting was over

Iraqi Raad Abdulhussein (centre) and his friends sit watching on the World Cup match between Algeria and Germany at the

Iraq crisis: Baghdad football fans defy dangers of Isis to watch World Cup

Video: Cafés report booming crowds of enthusiastic fans despite security challenges facing country

Avi and Rachel Fraenkel attend the funeral of their son, Naftali, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, in their town of Nof Ayalon

Palestinians clash with Israeli troops amid claims teenager was murdered by Jewish right-wing extremists in 'revenge killing'

A body was found hours after a Palestinian teenager was reported missing

Iraqis who have fled the recent fighting wait in hope of entering a refugee camp in Khazair

Iraq crisis: Parliament in deadlock as Isis advance continues

Crisis political talks to agree new leaders end in failure after just two hours

Mourners gather over the body of Yousif Zagha, who was killed by Israeli troops in the West bank refugee camp of Jenin

Israeli teenagers' funeral: Leaders demand retaliation for deaths

PM Benjamin Netanyahu said the killings exposed the 'chasm between us and our enemies. They sanctify death and we sanctify life. They sanctify cruelty and we sanctify mercy'

Israelis mourns and light candles in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv after the announce that the bodies of the three missing Israeli teenagers were found. Israel confirmed finding the bodies of three teenagers who disappeared in the southern West Bank, blaming the Islamist Hamas movement for their kidnapping and murder

Israeli missing teenagers funeral preparations underway

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to make Hamas pay for the killing of the three teenagers near the West Bank

Isis jihadis burn their Iraqi passports

Iraq crisis: Parliament meets in Baghdad, needing a response to the march of Isis

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki may lose his job

Benjamin Netanyahu said the teenagers were 'were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by human animals'

Israeli missing teenagers: Hamas warns 'gates of hell will open' as Israel bombs Gaza strip

Netanyahu says trio 'were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by human animals'

President Obama said he would deploy around 300 additional troops, bringing the total number of US military personnel in Iraq to 750

Iraq crisis: President Obama to send another 300 troops to protect US interests from Isis militants

The United States is increasing its military presence inside Iraq after President Obama said he would deploy around 300 additional troops and a detachment of helicopters and surveillance drones.

The alleged kidnapping of the three boys, which the Israeli government blamed on Hamas, led to mass rallies in Tel Aviv and elsewhere

Kidnapped Israeli teenagers: Bodies of three teens 'abducted by Hamas' found by army in West Bank

The remains of three boys, missing for almost three weeks, have been found in the West Bank. Tensions heighten as Netanyahu considers a response amid Palestinian fears of collective punishment, reports Ben Lynfield in Jerusalem

Isis jihadis burn their Iraqi passports

Isis Caliphate has Baghdad worried because of appeal to angry young Sunnis

Unlike al-Qa’ida in Iraq, the self-proclaimed Islamic State could gain mass support

File: Security officers at a checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. The US is considering increasing airport security measures in response to a new generation of 'creative' bomb threats from Syrian militant groups

US to call for worldwide tightening of airport security measures over fears of ‘new generation’ of Syrian terror attacks

Barack Obama issues warning about return of ‘battle-hardened’ European fighters

Alleged Isis militants in Salaheddin province. Jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq announced on June 29, 2014 the establishment of a

Iraq crisis: What is a caliphate?

The group formerly known as Isis has declared the ‘restoration of the caliphate’ under the name The Islamic State – with huge implications for the wider region

Isis has declared that it is changing its name to just 'The Islamic State', claiming a new caliphate across occupied territories in Iraq and Syria

Iraq crisis: Isis declares its territories a new Islamic state with 'restoration of caliphate' in Middle East

Militants name Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as Caliph as experts say move represents 'new era of international jihad'

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Decommissioning Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile at sea: Cape Ray - the boat that will take 700 tons of Assad's toxic material on its final voyage

The unprecedented programme to destroy Assad’s toxic agents – including the world’s first decommissioning ship – is explained by Steve Connor

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14 March 2011: George Clooney testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing titled 'Sudan and South Sudan: Independence and Insecurity.' Clooney is co-founder of the Satellite Sentinel Project which uses private satellites to collect evidence of crimes against civilian populations in Sudan
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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
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Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
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In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
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World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
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Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice