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The twin towers of the World Trade Center billow smoke after hijacked airliners crashed into them on 11 September, 2001

US overreacted over 9/11 says terror expert and next vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford, Louise Richardson

Professor Richardson said the UK is more resilient than the US when it comes to terror attacks

Ministers met in Paris yesterday to discuss plans to fight the jihadist group

War with Isis: Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi asks for 'the support of the world' in 'long-term battle' against militants

Mr Al-Abadi said his country's armed forces are willing to fight, but asked: 'If you don't have enough intelligence, how can you react?'

The video was posted to YouTube by the US Navy

US Navy releases video showing dramatic close pass by Russian warplane in Black Sea

Countering reports in Russian state media that USS Ross acted 'aggressively'

US M1 Abrams battle tanks (front) and French Leclerc tank (back) during the Nato military exercises in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, on 29 May 2015

Russian 'aggression' sees Poland rearm its military as minister warns: 'We must be ready'

The Nato member is bracing for the worst as Ukraine crisis goes on

Six major energy companies have written to the United Nations asking for help in setting up a carbon pricing scheme to help tackle climate change

Climate change: Six major energy companies write to United Nations to request help in setting up carbon pricing scheme

A carbon pricing scheme would involve a fee being charged to emit the greenhouse gas and the proceeds would probably go to companies that reduce them

File: Russian Su-24 frontline bombers at a rehearsal of the navy's Victory Day Parade on 7 May 2015

Russian military jets and US destroyer clash in Black Sea 'posing danger to stability'

Moscow accuses American warship of 'acting aggressively'

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea

Artillery weapons detected on artificial islands built by China, US claims, in what it calls a 'disturbing' development in South China Sea

Senator John McCain described the development as 'disturbing and escalatory'

Alan Rusbridger is to let a ‘younger pair of hands take over the reins’

Alan Rusbridger: Outgoing Guardian editor confronted by Wikileaks over their editor Julian Assange's detainment

The pro-transparency agency hijacked his resignation message on Twitter

The NHS will be forced to discriminate against the over-70s to meet 'highly unethical' UN health targets that seek to reduce premature deaths in younger people

'Unethical' UN health plan to reduce deaths discriminates against old people, claim medical experts

Proposals to reduce premature mortality from diseases like cancer and dementia will only target people aged 69 or less

The strategy was described by Khalifa al-Ghawi, the leader of one of two rival administrations in the country, as akin to the 'colonial mentality' of Italian occupiers of Libya last century, and 'completely unacceptable in the modern world'

Mediterranean migrant crisis: Libya 'will repel any military action from EU' to stop people smugglers, claims Tripoli PM Khalifa al-Ghweil

Exclusive: Mr Ghweil describes the possible strategy as akin to the 'colonial mentality' of his country's Italian occupiers in the last century

Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa hoping to board boats to Europe wait at a detention centre in Tripoli

Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

In an exclusive interview, Khalifa al-Ghweil, the Prime Minister of Libya Dawn – which controls much of the country including the capital Tripoli – tells Kim Sengupta why he thinks the EU is making things worse for his country

The Top Ten: Shortest wars

'The belief in the possibility of a short, decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.'

Silvio Berlusconi's new Instagram page is every teenage girl's dream profile

Food pictures, dog selfies and vanity shots all feature prominently in the former Italian Prime Minister's new visual social media account

Migrant crisis: EU ministers to establish naval force to destroy trafficker boats

Around 1,800 people have died attempting to reach mainland Europe this year

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is renowned for his wacky New Year’s resolutions

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unwittingly opens old wounds between India and Pakistan over Kashmir with Internet.Org post

He shared a infographic featuring a map of India without Kashmir

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Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
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