State media deny that rebels have retaken ground in the Jobar district they lost over the weekend.
Canada's diplomatic missions told to stop using cut-outs of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at events.
Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux is asked to explain claims about holiday jobs he gave his daughters.
The promise came as a senior German politician said Mr Erdogan was no longer welcome in Berlin.
US secretary of state's absence likely to heighten concerns about Trump team's commitment to Nato.
Japanese pensioners aren't in a rush to dump their driving licenses, but one police department is hoping to entice them to retire from the roads with a novel incentive -- discount funerals.
It had allowed defendants in murder cases to claim provocation due to an unwanted sexual advance.
Israel's military says intelligence suggests Mustafa Badreddine was killed by his own men.
The green sea turtle nicknamed "Piggy Bank" has died after vets in Thailand removed 915 coins from her stomach earlier this month.
Norwegians have more reason than ever to celebrate the International Day of Happiness.
Let's all agree that no other person ever elected President would have hurled a charge that his predecessor wiretapped him. Especially not in a tweet that referred to a former President this way: "This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"
The victims were in the Jubaland region, an official says. Many are trying to leave the area.
The former pets are being released by their owners in Munich's ponds and lakes, the council says.
Footage appears to show Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny being attacked with a green liquid.
The sea turtle developed blood poisoning after serious intestinal problems following surgery.
Protein extracted from funnel webs may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.
India's top court wants Hindus and Muslims to negotiate over a flashpoint religious site.
Multinational companies are paying full taxes due in Australia after a change in the law.
The former president could face criminal charges over a corruption scandal that divided the nation.