The stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy opens up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System, researchers said Wednesday.
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Turkey said on Wednesday (Feb 22) fewer than 100 militants were still holed up in the flashpoint Islamic-State Syrian town of Al-Bab, as rebel commanders predicted its capture was imminent.
Iraqi forces readied on Wednesday (Feb 22) for an assault on Mosul airport after blitzing militant positions in a renewed offensive to retake the Islamic State group's emblematic stronghold.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration was aimed at catching undocumented immigrants and returning them to their countries of origin.
Russia has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop his bombing campaign while peace talks take place this week, but a political breakthrough on the six-year war remains unlikely, the UN's envoy said on Wednesday (Feb 22).
Germany will speed up expulsions of rejected asylum seekers under measures agreed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet on Wednesday (Feb 22), as controversy rages over sending people back to strife-torn Afghanistan.