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Aleppo remains thorn in government’s side
Islamic State and the crisis in Iraq and Syria in maps
Sarkozy ex-adviser takes revenge on France’s ‘fake tough guy’
Inside France’s ‘boot camp’ for wavering radicals
Court slashes damages to be paid by ex-trader Kerviel
UK, USA & Canada
Obama: Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill ‘a mistake’
What is the 9/11 bill and why is it so controversial?
Did Donald Trump use the word ‘bigly’? (Watch the video & see what you think)
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Is the world wide web a waste of water?
Are nervous ticks derailing your job interview?
Travelling poo tackles taboo
Smoking is at a record low, so why do people still do it?
Could Irish spider venom cure diseases?
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT
How mobile phones have evolved
New report confirms grim outlook for elephants (last week it was polar bears – this week it’s elephants)
Dry tropical forests ‘overlooked and under threat’
A woman went for a walk and saw a brand-new snake behaviour
Why the present day could be the best time to be alive
The world’s largest matrilineal society
Ig Nobel win for Alpine ‘goat man’
The transgender family where the father gave birth
MH17 missile ‘came from Russia’, Dutch-led investigators say