Islamic State pushed out of Kobane

Kurdish fighters have expelled Islamic State group militants from inside the Syrian border town of Kobane, a monitor said.

Ukraine shelling traps 500 miners

Nearly 500 coal miners in Ukraine's war-torn east were trapped on Monday after their pit lost power when a shell hit an electricity substation.

Muslim rebels kill 43 Philippine cops

More than 40 Philippine police commandos were killed by Muslim rebels in an 11-hour firefight which erupted while they were chasing a militant.

Child evacuations in Ukraine

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed at least nine people, as authorities prepare to evacuate children.