IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar

Tal Afar, the last major city held by IS in Iraq, has been a target since the fall of Mosul in July. …….Lees meer Via: bbc

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Lebanese army recaptures third of IS stronghold of Ras Baalbek

A third of the north-eastern region of Ras Baalbek is recaptured in offensive launched on Saturday. …….Lees meer Via: bbc

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Duterte drug war: Manila’s brutal nightshift

Raffy Lerma is a photo-journalist documenting the nightly killings in the Philippines’ government’s war on drugs. …….Lees meer Via: bbc

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U.S. warship Indianapolis found 18,000 feet deep in Pacific Ocean

(Reuters) – Researchers have found the wreckage of the U.S. warship Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War Two, more than...

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U.S. did not detail request for auto rules of origin at NAFTA talks: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the opening NAFTA session of talks, the United States did not give precise details of how much it wanted to boost North American content for...

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Spain custody battle sends mother Juana Rivas into hiding

A Spanish woman disappears with her children as a judge threatens her with jail in a custody row. …….Lees meer Via: bbc

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Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump’s most committed supporters who argue...

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Big Ben: Taking some time out

The chimes of Big Ben are due to fall silent for four years but this is not the first time the “great bell” has been in need of a...

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The migrants making a clean sweep in Rome

Two Nigerian men are paying their way in the city by volunteering to clean up the streets. …….Lees meer Via: bbc

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Mnuchin tells Yale classmates: Trump does not equate neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Urged by his Yale University classmates to resign as treasury secretary following President Donald Trump’s response to a white nationalist protest, Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday...

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