The executions were the first in the US -allied nation since 2010 and followed a spike in protests in solidarity with the convicted men and clashes between activists and police the previous day. Images shared on social media showed some activists blocking roads with burning debris and hurling petrol bombs in clashes with police. The postings said at least one person was hurt by birdshot, according to a Twitter posting which included a photograph of a young man bleeding from an eyebrow.
Stevie Wonder appeared on The Tonight Show on Tuesday to celebrate Michelle Obama's time as First Lady. Wonder's performance of his classics "Isn't She Lovely" and "My Cherie Amour" - in which he altered the lyrics to "my Michelle amour" - really seemed to tug at the first lady's heart strings.
The last round of direct peace talks collapsed amid acrimony in April 2014. "We have received information on the latest statement of [US President-elect] Donald Trump in which he said that his administration planned to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem ", Erekat said.
At least three prisoners were decapitated inside the Alcazuz prison, in the city of Natal, the largest in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Police surrounded the prison overnight, but waited until noon to enter because of reports that inmates remained armed and out of their cells.
Coastguard and naval ships as well as privately owned fishing and merchant vessels rescued the people from six boats in the central Mediterranean over the last 24 hours, a coastguard spokesman said. Survivors told MSF panic had broken out as they departed from Libya "after shooting started off the coastline". The number of migrants travelling to Europe by land has dropped since the height of the migrant crisis in late 2015, but sea crossings remain both popular and risky.
At least 110 countries now recognise the sovereignty of the 1.8-million strong state, but Serbia and its chief ally Russian Federation do not. Serbia does not recognise the independence of Kosovo, its former province, and it did not seek any permission for the passage of the train, which it paid for and organised.