Rescue workers from Syria's White Helmets group - the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary - will not attend this weekend's Academy Awards ceremony because of intensified regime bombing and a rejected passport.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says referendum for death penalty is possible:
"If parliament does not pass death penalty, Turkish President will call another referendum" [ Worldbulletin.net Link ]
ISIL are forcing children and disabled people into explosives-laden trucks and making them drive at Iraqi security forces in Mosul, a general from the US-led coalition has said. [ Worldbulletin.net Link ]