Islamic State group defeated as final territory lost, US-backed forces say

Islamic State group defeated as final territory lost, US-backed forces say

US-backed forces say IS is defeated in its last stronghold, but the group remains a major threat.

Trump-Russia: Special counsel Robert Mueller delivers report

Trump-Russia: Special counsel Robert Mueller delivers report

Special counsel Robert Mueller will not recommend further charges, a justice department official says.

Cyclone Idai: More bodies under floodwater - UN

Cyclone Idai: More bodies under floodwater - UN

At least 417 people have now been declared dead in Mozambique a week after Cyclone Idai hit.

Italy joins China's New Silk Road project

Italy joins China's New Silk Road project

Italy is the first G7 country to sign up to China's global investment programme, despite Western concerns.

Michael Jackson: Barbra Streisand criticised for abuse comments

Michael Jackson: Barbra Streisand criticised for abuse comments

Barbra Streisand says she believes the abuse claims but said it "didn't kill" the victims.

Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.

Cyclone Trevor hits Australia's northern coast, bringing torrential rains

Cyclone Trevor hits Australia's northern coast, bringing torrential rains

A state of emergency is declared as thousands evacuate their homes in northern and western Australia.

Dozens of Mali villagers killed by gunmen

Dozens of Mali villagers killed by gunmen

Attackers dressed as traditional hunters target Fulani villagers in the Mopti region, reports say.

China chemical blast: Survivor found but toll rises again

China chemical blast: Survivor found but toll rises again

Firefighters pull a man from the rubble days on from the explosion but the death toll rises again.

Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems

Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems

About 1,300 people are being evacuated from the cruise ship after it suffered engine trouble.

Policeman Michael Rosfeld acquitted of killing black teen

Policeman Michael Rosfeld acquitted of killing black teen

Michael Rosfeld shot the unarmed 17-year-old Antwon Rose in the back as he tried to flee police.

Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport

Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport

A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet.

Is this the end for Islamic State?

Is this the end for Islamic State?

As US-backed forces say the militants have been defeated, Paul Adams looks at whether the group could still cause damage.

China chemical plant explosion: 'The blast smashed it all'

China chemical plant explosion: 'The blast smashed it all'

Dozens have died and hundreds of people were injured in the explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China.

Christchurch shootings: 'Thank you for your tears... your love'

Christchurch shootings: 'Thank you for your tears... your love'

Imam Gamal Fouda thanks the people of New Zealand in a ceremony marking one week since the Christchurch attacks.

Christchurch attack: Survivor recounts attack

Christchurch attack: Survivor recounts attack

Mazharuddin Syed Ahmed survived the Christchurch attack in which 50 people died.

ICYMI: Escape from an avalanche and a tidy mouse

ICYMI: Escape from an avalanche and a tidy mouse

A look at some of the stories you may have missed this week.

Yemen's ancient city where people escape civil war

Yemen's ancient city where people escape civil war

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have died, but in amongst the conflict there is one place that’s prospering – the city of Marib.

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe's desperate search for the missing

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe's desperate search for the missing

Communities in Zimbabwe continue to search through rubble for family members missing after the storm.

'Obscene' beer label causes row in Russia

'Obscene' beer label causes row in Russia

A Russian brewery is under fire for its sado-masochistic bottle label.

Estonia warns anglers off thin ice

Estonia warns anglers off thin ice

Estonian anglers have been caught fishing on thawing ice despite ban.

Chinese uni trades canteen discount for workout

Chinese uni trades canteen discount for workout

A university in China is rewarding physical exercise with food discounts in its campus canteen.

Caliphate defeated but IS remains a threat

Caliphate defeated but IS remains a threat

Maps and charts following the rise and fall of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

Pete Buttigieg: Why would an American learn Norwegian?

Pete Buttigieg: Why would an American learn Norwegian?

"Mayor Pete" can speak seven languages but for other presidential wannabes, being bilingual is not always a plus.

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