U.S.-backed Syrian forces say Islamic State militants are putting up a desperate fight against their advances and have staged a counterattack from the tiny speck of land the extremists still hold in eastern Syria.
A growing number of airlines and countries around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max jets or banned them from their airspace following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189. A look at those countries and airlines:
A leading rights group has accused European Union states of complacency in the 'systematic, unlawful and frequently violent pushbacks' by Croatian border guards of thousands of asylum-seekers to squalid and unsafe refugee camps in Bosnia.
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