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Guam: life in the nuclear firing line – in pictures

The island nation of Guam in the Pacific Ocean is a target of North Korean threats against the US, which maintains several military bases there. But for Guam’s residents and tourists, life goes on despite the escalating rhetoric

North Korea

Isil claim Iraqi embassy suicide attack in Kabul

The Islamic State (Isil) has claimed responsibility for a coordinated attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul, in which a suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates of the heavily-fortified compound while gunmen stormed inside.<p>Afghan security forces said they killed all three attackers but only after …

More than 3,000 pounds of heroin seized in India drug bust

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 3,000 pounds (1,500kg) of heroin was seized by the Indian Coast Guard Sunday, in what authorities claim is among the largest drug busts in recent Indian history.<p>Valued at $545 million, the consignment was found aboard a merchant ship off the coast of the western state of Gujarat, …


Iran Space Launch Sparks Fears Of Nuclear Missile Development

Iran announced this week that it had successfully carried out the launch of its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket to date, but the news was met …

Space Exploration

Thousands to leave Lebanon-Syria border zone under deal | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Convoys of buses arrived on Monday to transfer thousands of Syrian militants and refugees from Lebanon’s border region into rebel territory in Syria in exchange for Hezbollah prisoners.<p>A still image taken from Hezbollah Military handout on July 31, 2017 shows a bus at an …

Middle East

Burning Raqqa: The civilian toll on the U.S.’ latest anti-ISIS strategy

The U.S. war against civilians in Syria<p>It was midday on Sunday, May 7th, when the U.S.-led coalition warplanes again began bombing the neighborhood of Wassim Abdo’s family.<p>They lived in Tabqa, a small city on the banks of the Euphrates River in northern Syria. Then occupied by the Islamic State …

ISIL claims attack on Iraqi embassy in Kabul

Suicide bomb explosion was followed by four hours of gunfight that ended after Afghan forces killed all attackers.<p>The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing and a gun attack on the Iraqi embassy in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.<p>A suicide …

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Al-Qaida in Syria snuffs out competition in northwest

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, last weekend.<p>With the jihadis …

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Thousands join Muslim prayer protests over Jerusalem shrine

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine despite Israel's seeming capitulation when it removed metal detectors it installed there a week earlier.<p>Muslim leaders said …


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Prince George and Princess Charlotte join Royal Tour of Poland and Germany, in pictures


A Walk in the Woods: A Photo Appreciation of Trees

A collection of images of unusual, intriguing, and beautiful trees and forests around the world, from Madagascar to Poland, Scotland to Hong Kong, the United States, and more.

Edvard Munch

Photos of the day

Donald Trump

Top Shots from Wimbledon’s First Week: Pictures

Baltic States

Iraq victory over Isil in Mosul, in pictures

Tahrir Square

Soapbox Derby in London: Pictures

United Kingdom

Post-ISIS Strategy Needed In Both Iraq And Syria

Within days, the Iraqi city of Mosul will be declared completely liberated from the Islamic State. Within weeks (a few months, at most), the battle for Raqqa in Syria will also be over, driving the Islamic State from their biggest strongholds within their self-proclaimed caliphate. Much will be …

Haider al-Abadi

'We lost our houses, our cars, our men': call to protect Mosul civilians

Human rights organisations call for Iraqi government to protect innocent people and investigate civilian deaths<p>Mosul’s civilians remain at grave risk and have endured a catastrophic ordeal, human rights organisations have said as they urge the Iraqi government to take steps to protect innocent …

Middle East