Troops and militiamen are fighting their way into the biggest city in Iraq still under IS control.
The high-speed trains will be able to run at speeds of 350km/h following safety checks on rail lines.
Australia Zoo has asked the public to name a white koala joey.
Sigmar Gabriel blames the Turkish leader's angry rhetoric for threats made against his wife.
The president indicates he will send more US troops to a conflict he once called "a complete waste".
Ten sailors are still missing after the USS John McCain collided with a tanker near Singapore.
The top American military commander in the Indo-Pacific region said Tuesday it would be "foolhardy" for adversaries of the United States to try to take advantage of any perceived weaknesses in US operational capacity.
Police say it is "too early" to tell if the body is missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall.
The man rolled down his car window at the drive-through park to feed bears despite warnings.
Amid tensions with North Korea, the United States and South Korea continue joint military drills. CNN's Lynda Kinkade has more.
Atiya Sabri tells the story of her legal fight to abolish instant divorce in India.
The earthquake on the Italian island of Ischia has left many people injured.
The joey does not have albinism and would struggle to survive in the wild, experts say.
The inquiry will look at "all related accidents at sea", US Defence Secretary James Mattis says.
The men set a mosque ablaze after being inspired by so-called Islamic State, police allege.
BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.
Just weeks after the Libyan city was declared liberated from Islamists, footage shows more bloodshed.
Angolans go to the polls on Wednesday as President Dos Santos steps down after 38 years in power.
A new monument will commemorate the first time a Canadian commander led Canadian troops in WW1.
From next month Turkish schools have a new curriculum and it is dividing parents.