Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul

Prime Minister Haider al-Abad announced "the start of an operation to free Tal Afar."

Chinese crime writer arrested for murders 22 years ago

For 22 years, police in eastern Zhejiang province tried to crack the cold case of how a family ended up dead in the guesthouse they ran.

Spain mourns attack victims

King Felipe, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Catalonia's president Carles Puigdemont led the ceremony mourning the 14 people killed by jihadists.

'How-to guide' to protect Australians from vehicle attacks

The report gives venue operators a "toolkit" to work from when addressing terrorism concerns.

Romanian bishop quits over sex video

The video showing Corneliu Barladeanu, bishop of the eastern city of Husi, has been circulating online since mid-July.

India probes deadly train accident

The toll rose to 23 dead with at least 123 people injured.

Spain hunts suspect over Barcelona carnage

An extensive operation including roadblocks was deployed across Catalonia with police urging people not to disclose information about the checkpoints.

Netanyahu, Putin to meet over Syria conflict

The two leaders will meet in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi to "discuss the latest developments in the region," Netanyahu's office said in a statement.


MAP: Dozens of nationalities among Spain attack victims

The dead and injured came from countries as varied as France, Venezuela, Australia, Ireland, Peru, Algeria and China.


MAP: Deadly attacks in Europe since 2015

Five people died exactly a year after the Brussels attacks when a man rammed his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London.

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