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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, make breakfast at Bajed Kadal refugee camp, southwest of Dohuk province. Photograph:  Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Iraqis who fled the advance of Islamic State (Isis) militants by climbing a mountain near the Syrian border remain st(...)

Train wagons are seen on the destroyed railway bridge which collapsed during the fighting between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatists, over a main road leading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Photograph: Reuters

Further violence in Ukraine marks a dangerous escalation, but there is no way of verifying the latest reports of a Russian invasion, a top UN official(...)

Tiffany & Co has raised its profit forecast for the second time in less than six months, after sparkling second-quarter sales in the Americas and (...)

Nancy Soderberg was Bill Clinton’s deputy national security adviser

A senior aide to former US president Bill Clinton has accused unionists and nationalists of an “abysmal abdication of leadership” and of being “far to(...)

A man plays snooker in a hall inside Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. The company’s second quarter performance prompted it to up its internal valuation from $133bn to $140bn. Photograph: Chance Chan/Reuters

Alibaba has posted a surge in mobile revenue as the Chinese ecommerce giant prepares to seek a $140 billion (€106 billion) valuation at one of the mos(...)

The advice offered to the Government by tax advisers to major US multinational companies in Ireland is scarcely surprising. Tax Executives Institute ((...)

Police in London and San Francisco reported significant drops in iPhone robberies six months after the Find My iPhone feature was introduced in iOS 7. Photograph: Reuters

Easy to sell on, at home or abroad, smartphones are a lucrative target for thieves.Smartphone theft is believed to account for 30 to 40 per cent of al(...)

Sean Dunne:   has been engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with his two biggest creditors – Nama and Ulster Bank – through the Connecticut bankruptcy court before Judge Alan Shiff. Photograph:  Steve Miller

A hearing in a Connecticut court yesterday was meant to have been an opportunity to agree procedures to fast-track the discovery of information betwee(...)

Sean Dunne: said that he did not have the resources to defend Nama’s objection to his being discharged. Photograph: Steve Miller

Sean Dunne’s two biggest creditors and the US court official investigating his financial affairs have objected to the insolvent property developer’s a(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls: the European Commission said the new French government must speed up its reform plan. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The European Central Bank has stepped up preparations for a new scheme to fight deflation by appointing BlackRock to advise on a possible bond- buy(...)

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