Up to 25,000 civilians are believed to be trapped in the Syrian city as US-led coalition forces continue to fight so-called Islamic State. Also, rabbis pull out of an annual call with the US president over Trump's Charlottesville remarks, and Charles Aznavour joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The sacked prosecutor who fled Venezuela, Luisa Ortega Diaz, says she has evidence of the president's alleged corruption. Also, Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump a "creep", and Saudi police release teenager detained for doing Macarena.
The move to replace Vice Admiral Aucoin follows a series of collisions involving US warships in Asia. Also, US decision to withhold aid angers Egypt and South Africa holds its first rhino horn online auction.
A suspect in the Barcelona attacks told a court about plans for a larger assault. A Spanish newspaper says this included blowing up the famous Sagrada Familia church. Also, one of Russia's most prominent film and theatre directors, Kirill Srebrennikov, has been arrested and charged with financial fraud, and scientists discover bacteria which can generate a metallic body shield.
U.S. President pledges to commit troops to Afghanistan to defeat the Taliban.
Also, India's top court band Muslim 'Instant divorce', third brother found alive after Italy quake, and can Rwanda's women teach the world about reconciliation?