A monitoring group said on Sunday, Islamic State jihadists have seized an army position in the Syrian city of Hasakeh.
A group of international police officers that had been due to visit the site of the Malaysian plane disaster in eastern Ukraine cancelled the trip on Sunday.
The Islamist Hamas movement on Sunday belatedly accepted diplomatic calls for an extension of a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.
Thirteen people, including two children, were killed Sunday in fierce clashes in eastern Ukraine where government troops are battling rebels.
The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner made its final approach Sunday to the Italian port of Genoa.
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