Iraqi commander says to complete capture of Mosul in May
BAGHDAD An Iraqi commander expects to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul in May despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district.
LONDON An earthquake with a preliminary 6.6 magnitude struck 256 miles east of the Solomon Islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the latest aftershock following a tremor that caused a tsunami which killed at least five people.
The quake was 6.2 miles deep and located southeast of Kira Kira. There was no immediate tsunami warning.
(Editing by Angus MacSwan)
ROME Matteo Renzi, staging a political comeback less than five months after resigning as Italy's prime minister, easily regained the leadership of the ruling Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday with an overwhelming victory in a primary election among party supporters.