Kurdish fighters free seven Iraq villages

Western-backed Kurdish fighters freed seven villages from the clasps of the Islamic State group in northern Iraq in recent days.

Truck tragedy suspects to appear in court

Four people arrested after the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants were found in a truck in Austria will appear before a judge in Hungary.

British Library rejects Taliban trove

Academics have criticised the British government for creating a "climate of fear" after the national library declined to store the world's biggest collection of Taliban-related documents over concerns it could be prosecuted under terrorism laws.

Kim credits nukes for deal with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said nuclear weapons - not negotiating skills - secured this week's "landmark" agreement with South Korea, as he dismissed a number of officials from a top military decision-making body.