Iraqi forces, their Kurdish allies, Sunni tribesmen and Shiite militias are converging on Mosul to drive IS from there.
The prison in Yemen’s Hodeidah city was holding 84 prisoners when it was struck three times late on Saturday.
Vietnam officials said the microcephaly case is likely to be the country's first linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
Rebels used poisonous gas in an attack on a Syrian military academy in Aleppo, a television channel reported.
Myanmar govt is making efforts to pave way for non-signatory armed groups to the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord to join and complete the signing.
Amid political crisis, President Park accepted the resignations of five of her top aides, including the chief of staff.
New legislation will ban asylum seekers who have returned to their homelands from ever traveling to Australia.
The battle for Mosul is expected to be the biggest in the 13 years of turmoil unleashed in Iraq by the 2003 US-led invasion.
The call to quit came over allegations that President Park Geun-hye let an old friend interfere in important state affairs.
An inquiry confirms he was the source for a newspaper article detailing the discussion in a top-level national security meeting.