Six airlines from the United
Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon have suspended flights to
Baghdad after bullets hit an airplane operated by budget
carrier Dubai Aviation Corp, known as flydubai, as it was
landing at Baghdad airport.
Ex-KGB spy Alexander
Litvinenko, who died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare
radioactive isotope, told British police beforehand that
Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally behind it, an
inquiry into his killing heard.
Access to Facebook, the world's
largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site,
was blocked around the world for up to an hour yesterday,
which the company said later was due to an internal fault and
not an outside attack.
Europe has shown a willingness to give Athens more time to
pay its debts, but says it will not yield to a new Greek
government's demands for debt forgiveness, warning that the
country's economic problems had not disappeared.
A massive, wind-whipped blizzard has slammed into the US
northeast, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and
forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since
Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012.
Kurdish forces have taken full
control of the Syrian town of Kobani, driving out remaining
Islamic State fighters to end a four-month battle that became
a focal point of the international fight against the
ultra-hardline Islamist group.