The United States warned its citizens of possible terrorist
attacks in Europe, saying targets could include the European
football championship in France, although a State Department
official said there was no specific threat information.
Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the
city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates,
while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians
trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has
detailed $US5.6 million ($NZ8.2 million) in contributions he
raised for military veterans, and sharply criticized the news
media for questioning him for months about what happened to
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is working on contingency
plans that up to 700,000 people could be displaced by a
planned offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from
Islamic State, according to its head in Iraq.