While you slept: Iraq, Ashya and a 127th birthday

Last updated 07:36, September 1 2014
BATTLE WON: Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers celebrate breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on Amerli.
Reuters

BATTLE WON: Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers celebrate breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on Amerli.

Iraqi security and volunteer forces have broken the Islamic State siege of the town of Amerli, helped by US air strikes. 

Parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son Ashya from a British hospital, spurring an international search, have been ordered to appear in a Spanish court

EU leaders have given Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin may have consciously uncoupled, but they still managed to look relaxed with their children during a weekend trip to the Hamptons

China has dashed hopes for an open choice of candidates at Hong Kong's 2017 election

Zimbabwe have beaten Australia for only the second time in a one-day cricket international. 

It has been a dismal summer at the US box office, with revenue at an 8-year low and down 15 per cent from last year's record

A Mexican woman has celebrated her 127th birthday, which makes her the oldest person ever known to have lived. However, she has lost her birth certificate.

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