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Mosul battle: 'IS leader Baghdadi' urges no retreat

Mosul battle: 'IS leader Baghdadi' urges no retreat

Image copyright ‘IS’ video Image caption Baghdadi declared a caliphate from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014 The so-called Islamic State group has released an audiotape which it says is from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. If true, it would be the first public message from him in about a year and would […]

Australian impostors play official golf tournament in North Korea

Australian impostors play official golf tournament in North Korea

Image copyright lupinetravel.co.uk Image caption Evan Shay and Morgan Ruig visit North Korea’s Mansudae Grand Monument Two Australian men managed to bluff their way into an 18-hole international tournament in North Korea by posing as world-class golfers. Morgan Ruig and Evan Shay, both 28, were on a polo trip in Beijing when they heard about […]

Contenido Revista Capital tres (Tania Rincon)

Contenido Revista Capital tres (Tania Rincon)

Chicago Cubs win baseball World Series after 108 dry years

Chicago Cubs win baseball World Series after 108 dry years

Image copyright AP Image caption The last time the Chicago Cubs won Theodore Roosevelt was president, women did not have the vote and neither zips nor hairdryers had been invented The Chicago Cubs have won Major League Baseball’s World Series, ending the longest title drought in the game. Manager Joe Maddon’s team beat the Cleveland […]

Spurs’ Champions League hopes hit by Wembley defeat

Spurs’ Champions League hopes hit by Wembley defeat

Kevin Kampl’s first goal of the season arrived when he collected a deflected shot to apply a finish Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are now in real danger as they slumped to another damaging home defeat by Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley. Kevin Kampl’s cool 65th-minute finish condemned Spurs to a second-successive loss in this competition at […]

Mosul battle: Militiamen ‘torture’ IS suspects on city outskirts

Mosul battle: Militiamen ‘torture’ IS suspects on city outskirts

Image copyright AP Image caption Civilians carried white flags as the Iraqi army combed streets looking for IS fighters Militias involved in driving so-called Islamic State (IS) out of Mosul have been carrying out revenge attacks on men and boys in nearby villages, Amnesty International says. The group says people suspected of having ties to […]

Belgium asylum row: Bailiffs threaten minister’s furniture

Belgium asylum row: Bailiffs threaten minister’s furniture

Image copyright Theo Francken Image caption Immigration Minister Theo Francken posted an image on Facebook suggesting that his office had been stripped of furniture by bailiffs intervening in the row Belgium’s immigration minister joked that bailiffs had removed his office furniture after he failed to pay a court-imposed fine for refusing to grant asylum to […]

Russia puts Ukraine library boss on trial for ‘inciting hatred’

Russia puts Ukraine library boss on trial for ‘inciting hatred’

Image caption Natalia Sharina has been under house arrest for over a year in a case described by her lawyers as political The director of Moscow’s Library of Ukrainian Literature has gone on trial charged with inciting ethnic hatred against Russians. Natalia Sharina is accused of disseminating banned literature classed as extremist. She denied the […]

Calais ‘Jungle’: Last remaining children evacuated from camp

Calais ‘Jungle’: Last remaining children evacuated from camp

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption The first buses left at 08:30 local time French authorities have begun moving 1,500 migrant children from the Calais “Jungle” camp, a week after demolition began. Two buses carrying the first minors left the area at 08:30 local time (07:30 GMT). The unaccompanied children will be taken to reception centres […]

Amnesty International’s Moscow office ‘sealed by authorities’

Amnesty International’s Moscow office ‘sealed by authorities’

Image copyright Sergei Nikitin Image caption The director of Amnesty’s Moscow office, Sergei Nikitin, posted a picture of the city’s official seal across the office door on Facebook Amnesty International’s office in Moscow has been sealed off by the city authorities, say members of staff. Arriving for work on Wednesday, they found official seals placed […]