Islamic State fighters retreating in the face of a seven-week Iraqi military assault on their Mosul stronghold have hit back in the last two days, exploiting cloudy skies which hampered U.S.-led air support and highlighting the fragile army gains.
Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday, in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning in Cuba that aimed to literally set in stone the legacy for one of the 20th century's most influential figures.
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Recovery teams have found 24 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California loft building after a fire broke out during a weekend dance party, and the death toll is expected to rise, authorities said on Sunday.
Members of the airsoft team train for their weekly competitive matches. Join the players as they dress in camouflage and rush into the woods, firing plastic pellets as they follow a hostage rescue scenario. See more adventures in 360 degrees: [ Reut.rs Link ]
Thrill-seeking bikers ride the run-down bobsleigh track from Sarajevo’s 1984 Winter Olympics. Members of “Savages Crew” navigate the twists and turns of the massive concrete structure which was abandoned in the 1990s and is one of the few Olympic sites to survive the Bosnian War. See more 360 experiences: [ Reut.rs Link ]
Actors dressed as German and Soviet troops recreate a 1943 World War Two battle that took place at the Berezina River. Go inside with this Facebook 360 video. More virtual reality video here: [ Reut.rs Link ]
Held in honor of the country’s war memorial holiday, Artillery Day, the performance involved tanks, simulated explosions, and replica Soviet-era weapons. Explore more of the world in 360 degrees: [ Reut.rs Link ]
President-elect Donald Trump, fresh off a deal to keep nearly 1,000 U.S. jobs in the country, will decide whether to intervene with other companies to keep them from moving jobs overseas "on a day-by-day basis," Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on Sunday.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's phone conversation with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday, which prompted a diplomatic protest from China, was simply a "courtesy call," Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on NBC on Sunday.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday that the Taliban insurgency would not survive a month if it lost its sanctuary in neighboring Pakistan, urging its neighbor to take on militant groups on its soil instead of giving Kabul financial aid.
Turkey is taking steps to allow commerce with China, Russia and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, the government's latest effort to shore up the tumbling lira.
Feeling brave? Join the thrill-seeking bikers ride the run-down bobsleigh track from Sarajevo’s 1984 Winter Olympics. Members of “Savages Crew” navigate the track’s twists and turns, built on the slopes of Mount Trebevic. See more adventures in 360 degrees: [ Reut.rs Link ]
Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo announced on Sunday she would resign from her cabinet post, citing "major differences" with President Rodrigo Duterte and suspicions that a plot was underway to unseat her from the number two job.
As Syrian government forces advanced into Aleppo's rebel-held al-Sakhour district, Hasan al-Ali said he faced the choice of staying put and being caught by the army, or fleeing into a shrinking rebel enclave under relentless bombardment.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will understand the level of his new responsibility quickly, Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted by news agencies as saying in an interview with NTV TV.