The Iraqi troops are leading the assault; their advance is expected to be slow due to tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the city.
It was the first trial in which the courts of one country prosecuted the former ruler of another for alleged human rights crimes.
They were the first major assaults in the province since the insurgents named a new leader last week.
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The United Nations agency said member nations have so far donated only 13 percent of the money required.
Migrants recall terrifying life-or-death moments aboard doomed smugglers’ boats.
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The shipwrecks appear to account for the largest loss of life reported in the Mediterranean since April 2015.
Nusra Front’s growth illustrates how the cease-fire put in place by Russia and the U.S. to weaken the militants has in many ways backfired.
They were determined to show that their countries’ improbable friendship is now a source of hope for today’s fractured Europe.
The reef has seen major bleaching in some areas, and the expectation has long been that this event would result in significant coral death.
Authorities had not known there was an illegal retirement home in the house in the town of Litochky.
China appears to be taking a softer approach to its claims to highly disputed territory in the South China Sea.
“We really haven’t fought a battle like this,” Lt. Gen. MacFarland said in an interview this past week.
Fifteen military officers were sentenced for crimes committee during Operation Condor, an attempt to eliminate dissidents across the
WHO said there is “no public health justification” to postpone or relocate the games as some scientists have said.
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All are charged with helping a Singapore-based defense contractor.
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More than 50,000 remain trapped in the city.
French ship is expected to arrive in the area early next week.
Greece is trying to maintain friendly relations with a main trading partner.
President Barack Obama urges people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons
The president paid tribute to the 140,000 people killed on Aug. 6, 1945 and sought to bring attention to a world without nuclear weapons.
Forecasters said the system, which could be named Bonnie and is moving slowly over warm waters, is gradually becoming better defined.
The Special Operations forces and the Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters they are advising pushed closer to Raqqa.
The president, who began his administration with an audacious call for a nuclear-free world, acknowledged there still is much to be done.
Libyan-based smugglers took advantage of calmer seas to send desperate migrants north.
Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday. Oil refineries shuttered. Nuclear plants were on hold.
The “Pink Panther” films brought Mr. Kwouk greater visibility than many other British actors of Asian descent at the time.
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The Clarion Quartet performed at Terezin, a former Nazi concentration camp near Prague, during the Pittsburgh Symphony’s European tour.
President Barack Obama said his counterparts are “rattled by (Donald) Trump -- and for good reasons.”
Saudi money and influence have transformed this once-tolerant Muslim society at the hem of Europe into a font of Islamic extremism.
Six of France’s eight refineries are on strike, and electrical workers may walk off the job today.
Russia traded Ukraine’s “Joan of Arc” for two Russian servicemen accused by Kiev of being members of Russian military intelligence.
But hours after the Taliban’s announcement of Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada’s selection, opposition to him emerged.
A new study estimates as “substantial” the risk of a severe birth defect when the mother is infected early in the pregnancy.
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The addition of Avigdor Lieberman was part of a deal Wednesday to expand the prime minister’s coalition government.
The Pittsburgh Symphony concert at Berlin’s Philharmonie featured a Terrible Towel and a reference to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
A few thousand Kurdish and Arab fighters launched the first ground attack to directly challenge IS’s control of its self-proclaimed capital.
The president himself disclosed the absence of the activists after he met with a half-dozen other civil society leaders.
Conflicting statements were made Tuesday on whether the initial findings suggest an explosion brought down the plane.
Police moved more than 2,000 people out of Idomeni on the Greek-Macedonian border, then dismantled the tent city.
Cuban business owners and economic experts said they were hopeful the overhaul would remove a major obstacle to private business growth.
Dozens more might have been buried by the collapsed hillside, an official said Tuesday.
“You can have these very subtle changes in DNA that create dramatic effects,” said Douglas Cavener of Penn State University.
Mullah Akhtar Mansour ran the movement in founder Mullah Mohammad Omar’s name for more than two years, leading to widespread distrust.