Iraqi troops have pushed to within several hundred metres of the Tigris river that runs through central Mosul.
The US-backed forces launched a major offensive in October to re-take Iraq’s second.. Source: euronews (in English) -
A powerful typhoon with gusts of up to 235 kilometres (146 miles) an hour hit the Philippines, disrupting Christmas celebrations for tens of thousands who fled its approach, officials said. Source: Afp News -
Thousands of people fled heavy fighting on Myanmar’s northern border with China late on Tuesday, activists said yesterday, as the government blocked a senior UN official from visiting the area... S.China Morning Post Also reported by •WorldNews
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) " Activists say more than 3,000 people have fled airstrikes and heavy fighting in northern Myanmar since the weekend as the government tries to flush out rebel positions.Waves of.. New Zealand Herald Also reported by •Seattle Times •FOXNews.com
(Reuters) - Powerful storms packing heavy rain and snow will lash the U.S. West on Tuesday, a day after thousands of people fled their homes to escape floods, forecasters said. Reuters Also reported by •Zee News •Reuters India
Thousands of Iraqis have been forced to flee Mosul during the past five days, since U.S.-led military forces began a second phase in the operation to free the city from the grip of Islamic State.. VOA News