BBC News 2 September 2014 Last updated at 05:08

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Iraq forces push against jihadistsA member of the Iraqi Shiite militia, Kataib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Brigades), aims his rifle during fighting against Islamic State (IS) fighters, in Amerli town (1 September 2014)

Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.


An artists impressionBoris Island airport plan 'rejected'

A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.

cash loans signPayday loan hardship cases 'up 42%'

The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.

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