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Mesut Ozil says not having picture with Turkish president would be 'disrespectful'

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil says not posing for photographs with the Turkish president would have been "disrespecting his ancestors' roots". READ MORE

South Africa shooting: Eleven taxi drivers killed in ambush

The men were shot dead in an ambush as they returned from the funeral of a colleague. READ MORE

New Zealand's women win historic World Cup title


Wave of plastic hits Dominican Republic

This was the scene on a beach in the Dominican Republic after a storm. READ MORE

Trump-Putin: Top US spy retracts 'awkward response'

Intelligence chief Dan Coats had publicly laughed in surprise on hearing of a Putin visit to the US. READ MORE

Supergirl to feature TV's first transgender superhero

Trans activist and actor Nicole Maines will join Supergirl as Nia Nal, AKA Dreamer. READ MORE

Syria conflict: Israel evacuates 'White Helmets'

Some 800 members of the civil defence group have been taken to Jordan, media say. READ MORE

Israel evacuates hundreds of Syrian White Helmets to Jordan

About 800 members of Syria's White Helmets civil defence group and their families were evacuated via Israel to Jordan on Sunday from southwest Syria, where a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive is under way, media said. READ MORE

Politicians call for Northern Ireland abortion reform

More than 170 UK and Ireland politicians sign a letter urging the UK government to change the law. READ MORE

Suspected gunman barricaded in LA shop

Police surround the supermarket, with US media saying it is a possible hostage situation. READ MORE

Israel and Arabic: Where else do language and politics collide?

Israel has downgraded the status of Arabic, but there is controversy over language choice elsewhere, too. READ MORE

Opioids: Why 'dangerous' drugs are still being used to treat pain

Despite links to UK hospital deaths and a US addiction crisis, opioids remain the painkiller of choice. READ MORE