Syrian rebels take cover behind a barricade in Aleppo

Syria: who are the rebel groups fighting against Assad?

Summary Thu 14 Aug, AT 13:24

Islamic State militants and Assad's forces encircle Aleppo in what could be tipping point of civil war

The Mole

Confusion reigns as US backs down from evacuating Yazidis

Thu 14 Aug, AT 11:34 The Mole

What happens to Cameron's promise to 'get these people off that mountain'? Er… nothing, it seems

Cesc Fabregas during a pre-season game at Stamford Bridge

Premier League: Chelsea first, Arsenal third, Man Utd fifth

Preview Thu 14 Aug, AT 11:24

Who'll win the race for Premier League title and Champions League qualification? Our top six predictions

Tiger Woods at Valhalla during the PGA Championship

Tiger Woods does US a favour and pulls out of Ryder Cup

First Reaction Thu 14 Aug, AT 10:48

Woods sidelined with more back problems, but his absence saves Tom Watson a tough decision

Pupils across the UK  receive their A level results today

How clearing works: this year's applicants are in a strong position

Briefing Thu 14 Aug, AT 10:27

With an extra 30,000 university places available this year, prime courses will be on offer through clearing

Charles Laurence

Hillary Clinton risks being left behind by young Americans

Thu 14 Aug, AT 09:41 Charles Laurence

As Clinton pledges support for Israel, Generation Millennial more likely to sympathise with Hamas

 Mo Farah celebrates gold in the 10,000 metres final in Zurich

Gold for Farah, Porter, Dasaolu on wild Wednesday in Zurich

One-Minute Read Thu 14 Aug, AT 09:31

Team GB tops the medals table after three golds, a silver and two bronze medals at European championships

A Flybe plane

One-armed pilot lost control of plane when false limb detached

One-Minute Read Thu 14 Aug, AT 09:19

Experienced senior pilot managed to land the plane heavily but safely with just one arm

PSG's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani

Arsenal still keen on Cavani and could go after Mbia

Transfer Talk Thu 14 Aug, AT 08:36

Uruguayan striker could still move to Emirates if PSG can prise Angel di Maria from Real Madrid

Jez Butterworth's The Winterling

The Winterling – reviews of Butterworth's 'twisted thriller'

Hot Ticket Thu 14 Aug, AT 07:40

An 'exhilarating' revivial of Jez Butterworth's 2006 gangster tale with a hint of Pinter

Transgender  actress Laverne Cox

The 'transgender tipping point': how and why attitudes are changing

Briefing Wed 13 Aug, AT 15:38

Positive reaction to Kellie Maloney shows a shift in media and society – but there is still a long way to go

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Iraq crisis: politicians, soldiers and now public back UK action

Wed 13 Aug, AT 14:50 The Mole

David Cameron is not keeping up with public opinion on need to help beleaguered Kurds and Yazidis

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