Iraqi forces on Thursday regained control over Imam Gharbi, a village south of Mosul, from ISIS terrorists who had seized it as their defence of their stronghold in the city crumbled, Iraqi police said.
The US State Department's labelling of Pakistan among the nations and regions providing "safe havens" to terrorists was not a strong enough reprimand and the country deserves sharper castigation, American Congressman Ted Poe has said.
The United States and Russia are waging rival campaigns at the United Nations Security Council over the type of ballistic missile fired by North Korea earlier this month as the US pushes to impose stronger sanctions on Pyongyang over the test.
SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk has downplayed the chances of a successful inaugural flight for his Falcon Heavy space launch vehicle, admitting there is a "good chance it would not make it to orbit in its first launch."
Elon Musk tamped down expectations about Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s new rocket designed to carry private citizens into space, saying whoever chooses to be among the first passengers will need to be "brave."
US Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for political independence during more than three decades in the Senate, has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, his office said on Wednesday.
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation, according to a New York Times interview.
A moderately strong earthquake struck off the coast of Japan's Fukushima on Thursday but no fresh damage to the crippled nuclear power plant there was reported and there was no risk of a tsunami, officials said.
President Donald Trump took Senate Republicans to task on Wednesday for failing to reach a deal on overhauling Obamacare, as a new report showed 32 million Americans would lose health insurance if senators opt to repeal the law without a replacement.