Landmines and booby traps suggest the advance into Mosul will be slow and dangerous.
Thousands have been left displaced, as Sarika continues to wreak havoc.
Both Olympic and Paralympic teams boosted Great Britain into second place.
Sukkot has both historical and agricultural origins and will be observed from 16- 23 October 2016.
The government has provided medical treatment for those unable to cope with the trauma.
Enthusiasts re-enact Battle of Hastings to mark the 950th anniversary of events that changed British history
Participants embarked on a 300-mile 1066 march, organised by English Heritage, taking them three weeks to complete.
IBTimesUK presents the best photos starring the bears at the Orphaned Wildlife Centre.
Apple Regent Street was the company's first store in Europe.
It is Chinese custom for bride and groom to have their wedding photos taken before they are married.
President Juan Manuel Santos has applauded the outburst of activism as people are jolted into action by the fading prospects for peace.
'Reception and orientation centres' where refugees can apply for aslum will open but charities forecast they will try to get to the UK instead.
The state received as much as 18 inches of rain over the weekend and in neighbouring South Carolina the clean up operation went on.
Families and ativists were forced to disperse as they made their way to Ankara train station.
Hurricane Matthew moved along a coast-hugging path to the US.
Cars could be seen drifting among the floodwaters, while emergency services made various rescue missions.
The storm ripped through the Caribbean country on 4 October and has destroyed thousands of homes.
Smugglers took advantage of calm waters to launch vessels crowded with refugees who pay them in the hope of reaching Europe.
IBTimes UK presents some of the breathtaking images taken by photographer Tom Roe during his journey.
IBTimes UK takes you from the Russian capital through Siberia to Vladivostok, exploring history and stories along the way.
Located in southern Siberia, Lake Baikal is so large it is often mistaken for the sea.
The new proposal would make all abortions illegal, even in cases of rape or when the woman's life is at risk.
Those taking part, show their religious devotion through ritualistic and self-mutilating trials.
Both countries claim Kashmir as their own, with each governing separate areas of the state.
The heavy storms come just weeks after super Typhoon Meranti stormed through the country, killing 28 people.
At least 10,000 refugees from war-torn countries such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are currently living in the Calais camp.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau are showing them the sights of Canada.
Originating from an extravagant Bavarian wedding, the festival has since turned into a yearly tradition.
Those on board were Egyptian, Eritrean, Sudanese and Somalian, although it was not clear where the boat was travelling to.
Residents could be seen wandering through the ashes and remains of tents, trailers and containers in which they once lived.
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