Bashar al-Assad has appeared in public for ther first time since being sworn in for a third term as Syria's president. Assad joined the faithful for prayers on the Muslim holiday of Eid, although outside the mosque Syria's war continued unabated. Deborah Lutterbeck reports..
July 7 memorial vandalised on anniversary of bombings
The stainless steel columns of the memorial in Hyde Park, central London, were daubed with red and black slogans overnight with the messages "4Innocent Muslims" "Blair Lied Thousands Died" and "J7 Truth".
Seventy years after Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy, US president Barack Obama paid tribute to a "powerful manifestation of America's commitment to human freedom" that lives on in a new generation.