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  • 1 July 2015

    Islamic State (IS) militants have launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai in which 50 people were killed, the largest attack yet in the insurgency-hit province.

  • 1 July 2015

    The US and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than half a century of hostilities.

  • 1 July 2015

    Thousands of Hong Kong protesters have marched for full democracy and called on the Chinese-controlled city's leader to resign, just weeks after lawmakers voted down an electoral reform package backed by Communist Party leaders in Beijing.

  • 1 July 2015

    Donald Trump has hit back as the fallout mounts over his remarks about immigrants from Mexico, with a £320 million lawsuit to match his trademark brashness.

  • 1 July 2015

    Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from a town.

  • 1 July 2015

    A 75-year-old grandmother drunk pond water to survive for two days after crashing her car into a ravine in Texas.

  • 29 June 2015

    Israel has blocked a boat leading a four-vessel protest flotilla of foreign activists from reaching the Gaza Strip and forced the vessel to sail to an Israeli port.

  • 29 June 2015

    Egypt's public prosecutor has been injured after a car bomb struck his convoy as it was leaving his home in Cairo, in a high-profile attack against the judiciary, security and judicial.