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Islamic State has its heartland in Iraq and Syria, but recent reports suggest it is building a presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan. M Ilyas Khan asks how worried should people be.
Waking up in Mexico and heading for classes in Texas
New museum reveals trove of pictures from Spanish Civil War
Nine babies who survived a gas explosion at a Mexican hospital are given DNA testing so they can be reunited with their parents.
New regulations are published in Venezuela allowing soldiers to open fire if they feel their lives are at risk during demonstrations.
In a mixed day for headlines, the Independent leads on evidence that the CIA interrogated terror suspects on a British-owned island and there is a plea from police to routinely carry Tasers.
The Scottish government has abandoned plans to reintroduce a tougher waiting time target for A&E departments, BBC Scotland reveals.
Do dairy farmers really make a loss on milk?
A massive tapestry depicting millions of years of Scottish history goes on show at Stirling Castle.
Scottish government plans to protect the nation's seas are not fit for purpose and could even make the current situation worse, MSPs say.
Argentine politics is polarised by the death of a prosecutor and the president's confrontational response.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to log on today to file a self-assessment tax return and avoid a £100 fine.
Why people who once had good jobs are living in despair
Developing "religious literacy" in schools will make young people less vulnerable to radicalisation, a leading teacher is to say.
Benedict Cumberbatch and members of codebreaker Alan Turing's family are among those calling for thousands of men who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned.
Liberia's delays the planned re-opening of the country's schools, saying they are not not yet fully prepared to prevent the spread of Ebola.
Russian drug cheat Tatyana Chernova has her results annulled from 2009-2011 but keeps world title she won from Jessica Ennis.
A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in an air strike. the US military says.
The professional game of American Football is more popular than ever, yet some would argue it has never been more contemptible.
McLaren's Ron Dennis insists Fernando Alonso will not join Mercedes for 2016 as a replacement for Britain's Lewis Hamilton.