BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra. Full Article | Video
TOKYO - Asian shares edged higher on Monday but gains were capped by concerns that market volatility may intensify as the U.S. central bank prepares to raise interest rates for the first time in six years.
LeBron James was exhausted and banged-up, but he came through in the clutch as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned a thrilling overtime 114-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks to take a stranglehold of the Eastern Conference finals. Full Article
OSLO/STOCKHOLM - Nordic nations are renowned when it comes to gender equality. But some of these progressive, northern European states are debating how much further paid parental leave needs to be pushed onto fathers to liberate women into the workforce. Full Article