The populist Shi'ite cleric, a longtime adversary of the United States, was a surprise win for Iraq. The preliminary results were based on a count of more than 91 percent of the votes cast in 16 of Iraq's 18 provinces.
Israeli troops killed 58 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday, health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier on the day the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem.
A couple who fled their village as children 70 years ago for Gaza still long for their home. It is now an Israeli kibbutz.
North Korea announced it would dismantle its test site in the next two weeks, which would include collapsing tunnels with explosions.
Now, as China pushes ahead with industrialization of the world's largest hog herd, part of a 30-year effort to modernize its farm sector and create wealth in rural areas, companies are experimenting with high-rise housing for pigs despite the costs.
The choice of Singapore as the site of the first-ever meeting of a sitting US president and a North Korean leader was as much because it was within reasonable flight time and distance from Pyongyang as because of the island state’s political neutrality.
Plastic pollution is surging and could, according to UN Environment, exceed the weight of fish in the oceans by 2050.
Scots have reacted with disbelief at news that Irn Bru, a luminous orange soft drink more popular in Scotland than Coca Cola, has been banned from Donald Trump's luxury golf resort because it stains the carpets.