Iraqi Kurdish forces have captured a strategic border
crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in
northern Iraq, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by
heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from
Philippine authorities have recovered more than a dozen
paintings, including a work by Pablo Picasso, from an office
and residences of lawmaker Imelda Marcos, a day after an
anti-corruption court ordered their seizure.
Officials from Afghanistan and the United States have signed
a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to
stay in the country after the end of the year, filling a
campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have extended a
blockade of Hong Kong streets, stockpiling supplies and
erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be
a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National
Belgians who drive a bit over the speed limit, forget to
buckle their seat belts or park illegally can breathe easier
this week as police turn a blind eye in protest against plans
to raise their retirement age.
The man who breached security at the White House this month
raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating
farther into the building than previously disclosed, a
Republican congressman says.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters blocked Hong
Kong streets in the early hours on Tuesday, maintaining
pressure on China as it faces one of its biggest political
challenges since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago.