A network of safe houses, precise plans, and a strategy for an attack on Baghdad were prepared by Isis long before its assault in Iraq, BBC Newsnight learns.
Isis rebels in Iraq have been methodically hunting down non-Sunnis and opponents of the militants, refugees from rebel-held towns tell the BBC.
The UK drew up plans to train and equip a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel army to defeat President Bashar al-Assad, BBC Newsnight has learned.
Claims that pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline systematically bribed doctors in China are credible, says an investigator hired by the firm.
Justin Gatlin beats Tyson Gay in the 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on the latter's return from a drugs ban.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side are three steps away from World Cup glory and rejects criticism of his methods.
Participants in the Tour de France parade through the centre of Leeds before taking part in the opening ceremony.
A fraudster named "Fizzy" because of his love for champagne is jailed for conning people in a bogus lottery scam worth up to £30m.
Lewis Hamilton says he is inspired by Muhammad Ali in his bid to overhaul Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Black Pete, the popular sidekick to the Dutch St Nicholas during winter festivities is a "negative stereotype", an Amsterdam court says.
The MP who passed paedophile allegations to the Home Office in the 1980s believed they would "blow the lid" on famous child abusers, his son says.
Georgia's main opposition leader Gigi Ugulava is arrested on suspicion of money laundering as he boards a flight to Ukraine.
Iraqis from areas seized by forces led by the Islamist extremist group Isis, have been telling harrowing stories about people being targeted by the fighters and killed.
Google's decision to remove a BBC article from some of its search results was "not a good judgement", an EU spokesman says.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average - a US stock index made up of some of the biggest global firms - closes above 17,000 for the first time.
Google has begun removing web pages and articles from its search results following a "right to be forgotten" ruling by the European Court of Justice in May.
The Met Office has recorded the UK's hottest day of the year so far, as temperatures soar to 27.7C (81.9F) in the South East.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe calls on the country's remaining white farmers to cede land to black people.
Research and development costs and illegal activities are added into Ireland's GDP for the first time, enlarging the economy by 10bn euros.
The new Ukrainian defence minister vows to hold "a victory parade" in Crimea as fighting continues against pro-Russian rebels in the east.