Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul's Old City.
Berlusconi, 80, has returned to the political spotlight this week as he campaigns for his Forza Italia party.
UAE strongly refuted the recent report claiming that there are secret detention centres in southern Yemen run by the UAE Armed Forces.
A private plane carrying a number of injured Yemenis and their escorts arrived in the Indian capital, New Delhi.
If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants.
German carmaker Volkswagen VOWG has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software.
A French jihadist who threw a grenade at a Jewish store in 2012 was sentenced overnight to 28 years in prison
The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan.
About $352 million has been pledged to help Uganda cope with an influx of refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan.
France's interior minister rejected calls from charities for a new migrant reception centre in the northern port of Calais.