• Al Jazeera

    Turkish forces begin patrols in Syria's Manbij

    The Turkish army has said its forces have begun patrols along the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, in cooperation with US soldiers in the area. The announcement on Monday came after Turkish and US military officials agreed earlier this month to a plan for the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters considered "terrorists" by Ankara from the city. The Turkish army announced on Monday the launch of the operation between Manbij and an area it controls after one of its two cross-border military campaigns along with Syrian rebels in the past two years. "As per the Manbij Roadmap and Safety Principles previously agreed upon, independent patrol activities by soldiers of Turkish Armed Forces and US Armed Forces have begun on the line between (the Turkish-controlled) area and Manbij," Turkey's armed forces said on Twitter.

  • BBC News

    Nearly half of women harassed at festivals

    Nearly half of female festival goers (43%) under 40 say they have faced unwanted sexual behaviour at a music festival, new research suggests. Overall, 22% of all festival goers have faced assault or harassment. The most common forms were unwelcome and forceful dancing and verbal sexualised harassment. YouGov surveyed 1,188 festival goers for the poll, which also suggested only 2% of festival-goers reported incidents to police. Earlier this year, separate data released in the Crime Survey for England and Wales in February showed more than 80% of victims of sexual assault did not report it to police. Those statistics also revealed that one in five women had experienced some form of sexual assault

  • CNN

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z drop joint album

    (CNN)Beyoncé has retained her title as queen of the surprise music drop. This time she had some help, as she and husband Jay-Z released a joint album, "Everything Is Love," Saturday on his Tidal streaming service. The singer gave a sneak peak Saturday of the first video off the album, "Ape S**t," which according to a rep for the project was shot in May at The Louvre in Paris. Beyoncé also shared other images from "Everything Is Love" including the album cover.

  • Former Israeli minister Gonen Segev charged with spying for Iran

    Former Israeli minister Gonen Segev charged with spying for Iran

    Former Israeli government minister Gonen Segev, 62, has been charged with spying for Iran following last month’s arrest on his return to Israel after being refused entry to the West African state of Equatorial Guinea, Israeli security officials said on Monday. The Shin Bet domestic security agency said in a statement that Segev was charged on Friday with “offences of passing information to the enemy in time of war and espionage against the state of Israel” after an investigation showed that spied on behalf of Iranian intelligence.

  • CNN

    'Dancing With the Stars' pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson engaged

    "Dancing With the Stars" pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson announced their engagement Thursday. "I knew the moment I met you, you were the man of my dreams and I wanted to be with you forever," Johnson said in a caption of photos on Instagram showing Chmerkovskiy popping the question.

  • BBC News

    Bird gets jammed in nut dispenser

    A jay had to be rescued from a bird feeder after getting itself jammed while trying to reach the peanuts. A woman from Swindon brought the greedy bird into the Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre near Cricklade after finding it trapped in her wire feeder. Staff at the centre said they managed to get the "poor bird" out by removing the peanuts and "gently pushing him through" one end of the dispenser. Animal carer Emma Elliott said he was "in shock" but recovering. The jay, which is thought to have been wedged upside down in the wire feeder for a couple of hours, was brought into the Wiltshire centre last Friday. But after carefully removing the top of the nut-filled cage and emptying out the

  • Emirates 24|7

    Shahid, Shraddha and Ash films safe now

    Prernaa Arora has sorted her problems with T Series Big Cheese Bhushan Kumar. The films - Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Batti Gul Meter Chalu and AIshwarya Rai- Anil Kapoor starrer Fanne Khan plagued by multiple issues after Nishant Pitti of EaseMyTrip took objection when the films were taken over by T Series without having returned his money and the matter went to court. The courts then ruled that the films should go on and the money be deposited in a separate account. But finally, they have settled the matter outside court to ensure that the films have a smooth transition till the release. “At this point I can only say, we have resolved all disputes on the films Batti Gul Meter