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Syria conflict: UN chief 'appalled' by Aleppo escalation

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is "appalled by the chilling military escalation" in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, his spokesman says. READ MORE

President Obama opens African-American Smithsonian Museum

President Obama has opened the Smithsonian Institution's first national museum about African-American history in Washington DC. READ MORE

Man arrested over Pippa Middleton iCloud hacking claims

Police investigating claims that Pippa Middleton's iCloud account was hacked arrest a 35-year-old man in Northamptonshire. READ MORE

Police to release bodycam footage of Keith Scott shooting

Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, say they will release officer bodycam and dashcam footage of a controversial shooting of a black man last week. READ MORE

Opposition rejects Gabon court's ruling on Ali Bongo election win

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has said a constitution court ruling which upheld President Ali Bongo's election victory was "unjust". READ MORE

Hungary PM suggests giant migrant city in Libya

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the European Union should set up a giant camp to process migrants before they reach Europe. READ MORE

Irish abortion laws: Protests held across the world

Thousands of protesters march in Dublin and 20 other world cities to press their demand for a referendum to repeal Ireland's abortion laws. READ MORE

John Lewis hails new Museum of African American History and Culture

US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis hails the opening of the Smithsonian Institution's new National Museum of African American History and Culture. READ MORE

Sheep farmer dyes animals orange

A Lake District farm has become an unlikely tourist attraction because of its bright orange sheep. READ MORE

Three men charged after Thai raid finds body in freezer

Three men have been been charged after police raided a building in Thailand and found a body "chopped up" in a freezer, Thai police say. READ MORE

Washington state attack: Manhunt after Burlington shootings

Police in the north-western US state of Washington hunt for a gunman who opened fire in a shopping mall north of Seattle, killing five people. READ MORE

Calais migrants: Hollande sets out plan to close Jungle camp

French President Francois Hollande says he intends to close the "Jungle" camp in Calais and move 9,000 migrants to reception centres across France. READ MORE