Iraq prepares for Mosul battle

The Iraqi army is deploying thousands of soldiers to a northern base to retake the IS hub of Mosul.

UN condemns N Korea rocket launch

The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea's rocket launch and said it would speed up work on a sanctions resolution "in response to these dangerous and serious violations."

Survivors rescued after Taiwan 'quake

Two survivors were Monday rescued from the rubble of an apartment complex in Taiwan felled by an earthquake, after being trapped for more than 50 hours.

Anti-Islam marches hit Europe

Anti-Islamic marches took place across Europe today, with thousands taking part in the main march to Dresden.