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Former Vatican ambassador Jozef Wesolowski could face trial over alleged sex abuse after losing diplomatic immunity

The Vatican defrocked had already the former archbishop

Peshmerga fighters guarding Mosul dam; the US provided air cover for Kurdish and Iraqi forces in the area

James Foley beheading: President Obama calls jihadists’ bluff and launches fresh air strikes against Isis targets near Mosul

Hostages at risk of reprisals thought to include at least 10 Westerners

Seat of power: Angela Merkel prefers to use a small writing desk rather than Gerhard Schröder's behemoth

Angela Merkel dislikes Gerhard Schröder's big black desk - so what does their choice of workspace says about other leaders?

Merkel revealed she doesn't like the four-metre black desk she inherited from her predecessor, preferring to work at the small writing-table in front of it

The Global Peace Index's chart showing countries involved in external conflicts which have led to more than 25 deaths

World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict

As new wars and civil unrests seem to be flaring up every week, we look for the only countries in the world that could be considered ‘conflict-free’

A displaced man helps a woman, both from the minority Yazidi sect, as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain

Iraq crisis: Yazidis refugees trapped on Mount Sinjar are facing imminent 'genocide' from IS militants, UN warns

Downing Street has confirmed it will be helping the supply lines of military equipment to Kurdish forces fighting the Islamists

Human Rights Watch said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should be investigated

Tony Blair’s Egypt links in spotlight after scathing report on the deaths of over 1,000 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi

Human Rights Watch said the massacre last August was as bad as Tiananmen Square and that it 'likely amounted to crimes against humanity'

The protest fills Regent Street

Israel-Gaza conflict: People power demands British action on Gaza conflict

Thousands march through London, as Obama and Cameron make a joint statement

Vladimir Putin 'sacks 18 top-ranking Russian officials'

Among those who lost their jobs were heads of the Ministry of the Interior and Federal Drug Control Service

Spain freezes military exports to Israel

Spanish foreign minister described the scenes in Gaza as heart-breaking

Doctors from Médecins Sans Frontières treat a patient suspected to have the Ebola virus in 2007 in Congo

Ebola outbreak: Western drugs firms have not tried to find vaccine 'because virus only affects Africans', says UK's top public health doctor

Professor John Ashton accuses pharmaceutical industry of 'moral bankruptcy'
Rowling’s children’s charity Lumos aims to move children out of institutions such as orphanages and into family or community-based care

World's orphans must get more help, says JK Rowling

Shocked by the state of institutions, the Harry Potter author wants children moved into family care
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Israel-Gaza conflict: More than a million people around the world take to the streets to protest at the horrific carnage unfolding in Gaza

Tens of thousands of demonstrators in London marched from the Israeli embassy in Kensington to Downing Street. Others protested in dozens of cities around the UK, including Birmingham, Cardiff and Edinburgh, as Palestinian officials announced the death toll had passed 1,000
Medics recover a body from a destroyed house in Khan Younis

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israel rejects Kerry ceasefire as it tries to crush Hamas

Even as the cabinet met, Hamas fired rockets at the southern city of Ashdod and Israeli troops continued their ground operation in Gaza

Families in Beit Hanoun yesterday

Israel-Gaza conflict: 'We told you to evacuate the school,' says Israel. 'No you didn’t,' says UN

16 died and 200 were wounded in the attack on Thursday at the shelter in Beit Hanoun

Demonstrators march through the streets from outside the Israeli embassy in central London on July 26, 2014, calling for an end to violence in Gaza.

There’s nothing new about conflating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism

Only 15 per cent of the UK supports Israel's offensive. Are the rest anti-Semites?

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The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
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Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
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Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
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After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
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Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
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Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
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Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

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Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

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