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'Aids-free generation' is within our reach, Bill Clinton tells summit

Ex-President also uses Aids 2014 Conference in Melbourne to condemn downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which saw six researchers and activists killed

Michael Bloomberg: 'No way, no how' will he run for President

US bans Israel flights: Michael Bloomberg defies ban and flies to Tel Aviv

The former NY mayor and media mogul called on US aviation authorities to lift the ban immediately after handing a 'victory to Hamas' by halting flights to Israel

Bodies are removed from the site

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Russia votes for independent investigation into downing of jet in UN Security Council

Moscow faces repeated and sometimes harsh criticism for its perceived failure to force separatists to allow access to the site

In a joint statement EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javas Zarif, said “tangible progress” had been made on “some of the issues“.

US set to unblock $2.8bn in frozen Iranian assets as reward for cooperation

Nuclear talks extended for 'credible prospect' of deal

A woman crosses herself amid flowers and candles outside the Dutch Embassy in Kiev yesterday

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Russia pledges full co-operation as experts arrive at Ukraine crash site

The world community heaped pressure on Moscow today as evidence mounted that pro-Russian separatists were responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Earlier the Council stood in silence in tribute to the victims of the crash

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Obama - 'We’re going to make sure that truth gets out'

The UN Security Council earlier issued a joint statement calling for an 'independent, international investigation' of the crash

The officials are based in Pakistan’s Knightsbridge embassy

Claims of rape and child abduction included in allegations against diplomatic staff based at embassies in Britain, official data reveals

The data showed that 14 foreign diplomats faced allegations of crimes last year

Soft power: Matthew Barzun

Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
People run for safety during an Israeli air attack

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israel bids to ‘dismantle Hamas terror machine’ as attack plans harden

Ground offensive gains support after cross-border rocket launches continue for a fourth day

Smoke rises following an Israeli missile strike on Rafah

Israel-Gaza conflict: US seeks Arab ally to broker ceasefire

The US is signalling that it is looking for ways to broker an urgent ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, amid growing concern about a possible Israeli ground offensive in the coming days.

William Hague speaks to the media at the Iraqi ministry of foreign affairs in Baghdad, Iraq, 26 June 2014. Hague arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit for talks on the Iraq's turmoil.

William Hague presses case of murdered Britons with new Indian government

Six men were initially charged with the murder of the British citizens but they were released on bail

Campaign group is 'appalled' after proposed case accusing defence companies of torture equipment marketing collapses

State prosecutors were yesterday accused of “abject failure” to ensure two defence companies answer allegations of marketing torture equipment at the world’s largest arms fair in London after a private case against the firms collapsed.

Relatives and friends of the al-Kaware family carry one of the seven members of the family to the mosque during their funeral in Khan Yunis. The father and his six sons were all killed in an Israeli air strike

Gaza crisis: Israel's Prime Minister promises to 'increase the assault' on Hamas until it stops firing rockets

The Gaza conflict intensifies as 47 people are killed and militants fire long-range rocket

Fighters from ISIS marching in Raqqa, Syria. Salma and Zahra Halane are believed to have joined the extremist militant group

Missing teenage sisters are 'now in Syria', police say

The girls, said to be deeply religious, have ignored the largely Somalian family’s pleas for them to return home

Pope Francis at the weekly papal audience in Rome, January 2014

Vatican bank profits collapse after clean-up

The Vatican's secretive bank has reported a huge decline in profits and blocked thousands of accounts following an annus horribilis for the institution, marred by allegations of corruption and money laundering.

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Joining forces: young British men feature in an Isis video in which they urge Islamists in the West to join them in Iraq and Syria
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Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform
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Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster

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Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

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Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
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Feet treat: 10 best pedicure products

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Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy'

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What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

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Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

The worst kept secret in cinema

A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?