Mexican authorities have arrested a key drug cartel lord.
Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, once a key figure in the so-called Islamic State, now wants Australia's help. He has spent the past 10 months in a maximum security prison in Turkey.
Syrian regime forces have seized the key town of Sukhna in Homs from the "Islamic State" (IS), opening the way to a besieged pro-government garrison. The jihadists also face an attack in their de facto capital of Raqqa.
The Iraqi military has said its troops recaptured the al-Waleed border crossing with Syria from the so-called "Islamic State" militant group. The capture also removes IS fighters from the vicinity of a US base in Syria.
A top military official has warned of 'fiercer' resistance as Baghad-led forces advance to the center of the city. Aid organizations have called for more support amid a looming humitarian crisis.
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