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PM: Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Tal Afar from IS | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Aabadi says operation to retake town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group begins
100 gas tanks: Extremists in Spain planned massive attack | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing the fugitive suspect from a 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged dual vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage
Iran approves nearly all of Rouhani's Cabinet picks | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Iranian lawmakers have approved 16 Cabinet members nominated by recently re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, including the first defense minister unaffiliated with the elite, hard-line Revolutionary Guard in 25 years
Patriots find leftover Super Bowl confetti on sideline in Houston | ESPN
ESPN | August 19, 2017
Patriots find leftover Super Bowl confetti on sideline in Houston
Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
Warship that delivered key components for atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was torpedoed in 1945, killing 900 sailors.
Philippine church leader urges end to drug killings | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
Manila Cardinal Luis Tagle challenges dozens of killings by police last week saying 'stop wasting human lives'.
Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe despite assault claim | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Zimbabwean state media say the wife of President Robert Mugabe has returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg
Venezuela 'congress in resistance' rejects new assembly | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
The opposition won control of congress in 2015, but the Supreme Court has tossed out every law it passed.
Lunar Module at Tranquility Base | NASA
NASA | August 20, 2017
This photograph of the Lunar Module at Tranquility Base was taken by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission, from the rim of Little West Crater on the lunar surface. Armstrong's shadow and the shadow of the camera are visible in the foreground. This is the furthest distance from the lunar module traveled by either astronaut while on the moon.
When is the next solar eclipse in your country? | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
A look at the upcoming major solar eclipses around the world.
Berlin police arrest 35 neo-Nazis at Rudolf Hess rally | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
More than 500 white supremacists turned out to mark the death of Rudolf Hess, a Nazi leader they believe was killed.
Joe Girardi to go with Dellin Betances or David Robertson in 9th | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
BOSTON -- Aroldis Chapman is out as the New York Yankees' closer. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Saturday night's game with the Boston Red Sox that the hard-throwing lefty, who gave up two runs in a non-save appearance in Friday's 9-6 loss to Boston, is being taken out of that role to work through some location issues. Chapman will be used "at any point" for now, Girardi said, though he stopped short of naming his replacement. Instead, ...
Raisman: scandal marred USA Gymnastics needs sweeping change | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Olympic gold medal winner Aly Raisman says USA Gymnastics needs to massive changes in wake of sexual abuse scandal
Indonesia in flag flap with Malaysia at Games | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
Southeast Asian Games organisers print Indonesia flag upside down in guidebook, sparking anger on social media.
Train derails in northern India, killing at least 23 | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Fourteen coaches of a passenger train have derailed in northern India, killing 23 people and injuring at least 81
Thousands protest jailing of Umbrella Movement leaders | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
Demonstrators rally in support of the three pro-democracy activists who were jailed for their role in 2014 protests.
Muguruza upsets No. 1 Pliskova, reaches Cincinnati final | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Garbine Muguruza reaches Western & Southern Open final with a 6-3, 6-2 upset over defending champion Karolina Pliskova
Mariota, ball-hungry D show Titans have tools to contend in AFC | ESPN
ESPN | August 19, 2017
Mariota, ball-hungry D show Titans have tools to contend in AFC
Syria's Assad rejects security cooperation with the West | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Syrian President Bashar Assad has blasted the West rejecting any security cooperation or reopening of embassies in Damascus before these countries cut relations with opposition groups
Sierra Leone churches hold services for mudslide victims | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week
Hassan al-Thawadi: World Cup a tool to fight terrorism | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
The secretary-general of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee on the fallout of the GCC crisis and his World Cup vision.
Total solar eclipse 2017: When and where to see it | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
Can you get to see this rare event, without risking cloud cover?
Post-ISIL Iraq: Decoding Muqtada al-Sadr's Gulf visits | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
By reaching out to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Shia leader is attempting to counterbalance Iran's influence in Iraq.
MAPPED: The battle against ISIL | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
In the past year and a half, ISIL's territory has been shrinking steadily.
Marcellus Williams faces execution despite new evidence | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
Marcellus Williams is due to be executed on Tuesday despite new DNA evidence supporting his claim to innocence.
Stenson takes 1-stroke lead after 3rd round at Wyndham | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Henrik Stenson shot a 4-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship
Jaguars waiting on QB decision to 'see how this thing goes' | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone is waiting to make a QB decision to "see how this thing goes."
Happ's bat, Quintana's arm lead Cubs over Blue Jays 4-3 | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Rookie Ian Happ hit his 18th home run, Jose Quintana pitched six effective innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 to keep up their success against AL opponents
Zimbabwe blocks flights amid Grace Mugabe scandal | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 19, 2017
Harare authorities say state-owned S African Airways planes were halted for failing to comply with civil aviation rules.
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health has died
Police say 39 people detained over neo-Nazi march in Berlin | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
Berlin police say 39 people were detained Saturday in connection with a far-right march commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess
Attack victims came from around world to celebrate Barcelona | ABC News
ABC News | August 20, 2017
The victims of vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort came from around the world and across generations
Saudi Twitter users urged to expose Qatar sympathisers | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
Saudi official Saoud al-Qahtani says the kingdom will 'investigate' everyone reported via the social media site.
Syria: 'This case is about saving humanity' | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | August 20, 2017
A group of Syrian torture victims, now refugees in Germany, have taken a key step on the long road towards justice.
Dodgers make deal for Mets OF Curtis Granderson | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets for cash considerations and a player to be named later, the teams announced Friday. Granderson, 36, will join the Dodgers amid his fourth season with the Mets and 14th overall, after four seasons with the New York Yankees and six with the Detroit Tigers, who chose him in the third round of the 2002 draft out of the University of Illinois at Chicago.? &...
Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Dozens of current and former members of the New York Police Department and others rallied Saturday in support of Colin Kaepernick
No sweat: Liukin creates upbeat approach at USA Gymnastics | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Valeri Liukin, new coach of the U.S. women's gymnastics program, wants to create success in more relaxed atmosphere
The Latest: Human tower is built to honor Barcelona victims | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
More than 20 people, including small children, have staged a human tower event among the crowds visiting the attack site on Barcelona's Ramblas promenade in homage to the victims
Broadway ticket-buying now easier for fans, not re-sellers | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Some upcoming Broadway productions are turning to a new online verification system for ticket-buying that aims to keep more tickets in the hands of fans, not ticket re-sellers or brokers.
Americans up 3 points, Kerr sets US record in Solheim Cup | ABC News
ABC News | August 19, 2017
Cristie Kerr helps U.S. take 7 ½ to 4 ½ lead over Europe in Solheim Cup; sets record for points by an American