UN probe accuses Damascus of 'extermination' of detainees

Over the past 4 1/2 years, thousands of detainees have been killed while being held by different sides in Syria's brutal conflict, the UN commission of inquiry on Syria said.

North Korea celebrates rocket launch with parade and fireworks

State-run television KRT showed video of thousands of Pyongyang citizens, soldiers and high-ranking government officials attending the vast parade and fireworks display on Monday.

22 migrants drown as boat capsizes off Turkish coast: official

In a separate incident 11 migrants died when their boat sank further south off the coast of Dikili in the province of Izmir.

26 Indonesians die after drinking bootleg alcohol

Concoction of ethanol, water and fruit believed to have been behind deaths.

UPDATE: Eight-year-old girl pulled alive from Taiwan quake rubble

One man lifted by crane out of collapsed apartment block.

UN Security Council holds emergency session on North Korea

France's UN ambassador, Francois Delattre, described North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket on Sunday as an "outrageous provocation."

Hamas armed wing executes member for 'spying'

"The Al-Qassam Brigades announce that the death penalty pronounced against its member Mahmud Eshtawi has been applied today at 1600 hours," Hamas's armed branch said.

UAE favours US-led ground troops in Syria

"Our position throughout is that a real campaign against Daesh (Arabic acronym for IS) has to include ground elements," Gargash told reporters in Abu Dhabi.

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Assange hailed a "significant victory which has brought a smile to my face."

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