The militant group, which seized the Unesco World Heritage Site last week, released a video showing the ancient ruins intact and largely undamaged.
Internet giants Alibaba and Tencent square up in the country's new online banking sector, at the start of potentially far-reaching financial reforms.
Seventeen people died in Texas and four in Oklahoma after record storms caused unprecedented flooding over the Memorial Day weekend.
Only 97 vaquita are believed to remain in the wild, but many of them meet their deaths in nets looking to service the illegal trade in totoaba bladders.
The WHO warned that deteriorating infrastructure and critical supply shortages in the conflict-torn nation could cause thousands of deaths from disease and injury.
Those who support Sepp Blatter's bid for another term as FIFA president oppose any move to delay Friday’s election.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, the leader of al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate said that his group's sole focus was the downfall of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
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