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Islamic State video 'shows Yazidis converting to Islam'

The Islamic State militant group has released video which it says shows lines of Yazidi men and boys who have converted to Islam after being "enlightened".

The militants say these men are Yazidi converts.
The militants say these men are Yazidi converts. Credit: Islamic State/Reuters

Thousands of Yazidis were forced to flee the terror group in northern Iraq after being told they must convert or face death.

Young children are among those being welcomed in the video.
Young children are among those being welcomed in the video. Credit: Islamic State/Reuters

Hundreds who refused were captured, slaughtered and buried alive, witnesses say, while many women who avoided death were sent into slavery.

An Islamic State fighter says it is in Yazidis' interests to convert.
An Islamic State fighter says it is in Yazidis' interests to convert. Credit: Islamic State/Reuters

In the video, an Islamic State fighter says that those who fled to Sinjar Mountain should come down and convert - adding that aid from "western countries and crusader countries... is a lie".

Netanyahu: 'Fighting could go on for long while'

There appears to be no end in sight to ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hamas.
There appears to be no end in sight to ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hamas. Credit: Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said "fighting could go on for a long while" as the conflict in Gaza resumed.

He told reporters Israel would not back down saying: "This will be a continuous campaign."

Ceasefire talks in Egypt broke down on Tuesday. Since then Israel claim to have killed three of the most senior Hamas leaders.

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Newborn baby stuns doctors by holding her own bottle

A baby girl has amazed doctors with her ability to hold her own feeding bottle.

Two-week-old Ammra was able to grasp her bottle alone just three days after she was born at Queen's Hospital, Romford in Essex, her mother Onyi Chiedozie said.

Two-week-old Ammra, pictured with mum Onyi Chiedozie, was holding her own bottle at three days old.
Two-week-old Ammra, pictured with mum Onyi Chiedozie, was holding her own bottle at three days old. Credit: SWNS

The 20-year-old, who is using a combination of breast and bottle feeding, said doctors and nurses were stunned by the baby's ability to master her strong grip so soon after she was born.

Baby Ammra holding her own feeding bottle.
Baby Ammra holding her own feeding bottle. Credit: SWNS

Dog walker killed after alleged row over pets

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of killing a dog walker following an alleged row over their pets.

Peter Morley, 74, was walking his dog when it is believed it was attacked by two other dogs on July 20.

Mr Morley suffered a head injury during a row with the owner of the two dogs in Turkey Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, and died 10 days later.

Sussex Police said a 36-year-old man from Bexhill has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and bailed until November 9.

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Malky Mackay and Iain Moody accused of 'racist texts'

Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay and the club's ex-head of recruitment Iain Moody have been accused of sending "sexist, racist and homophobic" text messages during their time at the club.

Iain Moody and Malky Mackay were expected to be reunited at Crystal Palace.
Iain Moody and Malky Mackay were expected to be reunited at Crystal Palace. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

ITV News understands that the FA has been in communication with Cardiff over the claims which surfaced in the Daily Mail.

According to the newspaper, the messages came to light after a raid on Moody's home during the club's investigations into eight transfers.

Among the allegations are claims Mackay used an offensive term about new South Korean signing Kim Bo-kyung, while another message is alleged to have made reference to a sex act with a player's female agent.

The Mail claims there were also a number of homophobic remarks among other messages reported to the FA.

The pair were expected to be reunited at Crystal Palace in the near future, where Moody is now director of football and Mackay was said to be lined up as replacement for former manager Tony Pulis.

British citizen 'mistaken as thief' shot dead in Iraq

A British citizen has been shot dead in Irbil, northern Iraq, after being mistaken for a thief, police in the region have said.

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According to local news organisation Rudaw the victim was drunk at the time and was shot by his neighbour in the city's English Village.

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GCSE results - top achievers celebrated

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Fortismere twins Agnes & Hester Girling each earned a whopping 11 A*s. Wowzers! Well done! http://t.co/RysPs1Z327

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Twins Novin and Kevin Premadeva earned 21 GCSEs between them at @stbons - well done boys! #gcseresults http://t.co/JdAiTpsc7Z

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Hampstead School twins Kenny and Taiwo celebrate with As in maths. They both want to be videogame developers. http://t.co/GmY1hkQFM8

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