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Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Image copyrightAFPImage captionRecapturing Mosul was the bloodiest conflict – for both combatants and civilians Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained the last few areas […]

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California wildfires: Flames seen from space

Thousands of people living in California have been forced to flee their homes after a number of wildfires took hold around Los Angeles. Six large wildfires, and other smaller blazes, have erupted since Monday. About 500 buildings have been destroyed. Satellite imagery taken on 5 December shows how the fires took hold – driven by […]

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Trump-Russia probe: Mueller ‘demands Deutsche Bank data’

US special counsel Robert Mueller has ordered Germany’s Deutsche Bank to provide records of accounts held by Donald Trump, according to reports. The revelation is being seen as an indication the former FBI chief’s investigation is directly focusing on the US president. Mr Mueller is investigating alleged collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. […]