The UN warns about the safety of up to 650,000 civilians in the IS stronghold.
China's foreign ministry has warned Washington against challenging Beijing's sovereignty.
South Korea publicly accuses its Northern neighbour, after four more suspects are identified.
President Donald Trump is picking between four candidates to replace his sacked national security adviser.
Vladimir Kara-Murza's lawyer says the diagnosis is 'toxic influence of an unknown substance'.
All was quiet in Sweden despite President Trump's suggestion of an attack in the country.
Among the concerns is a proposed bill that bolsters powers American border guards have in Canada.
The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.
US forecasters say more heavy rain is on the way in north California, after southern storms killed five.
Some 12 million people are expected to cast their ballots in the presidential elections.
Kurdish mourners gather at Heathrow Airport as the body of Ryan Lock arrives back in the UK.
Witnesses say the bomb went off in a part of the city popular with soldiers, civilians and traders.
South African-born Dan Vickerman played 63 Tests for Australia after his 2002 debut.
Michael Watson was dragged along the road and his carer sprayed with ammonia, a friend says.
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Text and radio coverage as Manchester United travel to Blackburn, reaction to Tottenham's 3-0 win at Fulham, plus the quarter-final draw at 18:30 GMT.