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Islamic State leader’s right hand man reportedly killed
As the UK weighs up joining the US in airstrikes targeting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Iraq’s government says that an airstrike has killed the right-hand man of the leader of IS.
Iraq: minority Yazidis ‘buried alive’ by IS militants
Minority Yazidis in Iraq are reportedly buried alive as the US steps up airstrikes against the Islamic State, which declares ‘caliphate’ in the region.
US prepared to take ‘targeted military action’ in Iraq
Barack Obama says he will send up to 300 military advisers, but not soldiers, to Iraq and will consider targeted military action in future – but calls on Iraq’s leaders to “reach out” to all Iraqis.
New frontier in Ukraine-Russia crisis: Facebook
It is not just protest groups using social media nowadays: governments are getting in on the act – and in unstable eastern Ukraine, Facebook has become a tool of conflict.
‘I don’t need a visa to hear Tupac’: Russians mock sanctions
The United States and the European Union have placed sanctions on a number of individuals connected to the “illegitimate” annexation of Crimea – but the response is often laughter.
World mourns Mandela, South Africa’s ‘father’
Nelson Mandela’s funeral will be held on Sunday 15 December – His body will lie in state for three days from Wedneday 11 December – Service of national mourning on Tuesday 10 December.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in drunken ‘murder’ rant
New video emerges of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford ranting about how he would commit “first-degree murder”. Speaking to reporters, Mr Ford appeared lost for words, and said he was “extremely inebriated”.
US shutdown: Obama ‘will not negotiate with extremists’
Barack Obama tells Republicans he will not negotiate with an “extremist wing” of US congress to end the political stalemate, as the shutdown of federal government enters its third day.
Huge victory for US gay rights after landmark court ruling
In two historic rulings, the US Supreme Court strikes down the law defining marriage as strictly between men and women and allows gay marriages in California to go ahead.
US gun controls: how even a compromise could fail
The US Senate holds its first debate on major gun control legislation for almost 20 years. But the parties are split: now, even a compromise deal on stricter background checks could fail.
‘An inspired choice’: Catholics react to new Pope
With Catholics worldwide celebrating the election of Pope Francis, political and relegious leaders welcome the new leader of the world’s largest Christian church.
President Obama: ‘The best is yet to come’
Barack Obama wins his second term as US president after beating Republican rival Mitt Romney. “This happened because of you,” President Obama tweets.
US election night tops Twitter record
Barack Obama’s victory tweet becomes the most popular ever while Donald Trump attempts to rally a protest march in Washington, in a night that seals the deal for Twitter’s importance in politics.
Will social media win the US presidential election?
Twitter followers, Facebook “likes”, even playlists on Spotify with artists from Booker T. and The MG’s to The Killers. But will the social media buzz mean votes for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney?
Tweets from the US presidential debate
Wednesday evening’s US presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was a major event in the Twittersphere. Channel 4 News trawls through some of the best tweets.