A draft UN Security Council resolution circulated would authorise the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria across the borders of Turkey and Iraq.
State TV broadcast an interview of journalist Roman Protasevich in which he said he called for anti-Lukashenko protests last year, a confession the opposition, UK and Germany say was "clearly under duress".
Eyewitnesses said all but seven or eight of the victims were schoolgirls going home after finishing studies.
With pressure growing in many countries for more measures to restart the economy, politicians also are trying to boost funding for research into a vaccine for Covid-19 which many scientists warn could take much longer than a few months.
The village was to be home to 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes. It is largely complete and empty with the Olympic opening postponed by the novel coronavirus outbreak until July 23, 2021.
Russia’s Defence Ministry accuses Israel of nearly shooting down a Syrian passenger jet with 172 people on board during a missile strike on the suburbs of Damascus.
Millions of people have been without power for days as fire crews raced to contain two major wind-whipped blazes that have destroyed dozens of homes in California.
US President Trump appoints Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, for new role after firing his hawkish aide John Bolton.
Even as Raqqa's people gradually rebuild, the graves found in houses, parks, destroyed buildings are a grim reminder of the Daesh horrors two years after the group was chased out of the Syrian city.
Turkish Airlines jetliner flying to Sudan returns to Istanbul midway after a passenger, apparently Sudanese, creates pandemonium in the plane.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al Burhan says he was still ready to hand over power to an elected government, as the number of people killed since security forces stormed a protest camp in Khartoum rose to 60.
Democrats will try to hold the US Attorney General William Barr in contempt over special counsel Robert Mueller's report. He is being accused of spinning the results of the investigation to President Donald Trump's benefit.
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