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Syria

Syrian army warplane crashes in rebel-held town

ImageMore than a dozen people have died after a Syrian government fighter jet crashed into a busy market in the northwestern Idlib province. Activists have said scores of mostly civilians were injured.

Armed Conflict

'Hundreds of civilians killed' in airstrikes on 'Islamic State'

ImageAn independent monitoring group has said that hundreds of civilians have likely been killed in a US-led air campaign against "Islamic State" militants. The US-led coalition had no immediate comment on the report.

Diplomacy

Kerry seeks to reassure GCC states over Iran nuclear deal

ImageWashington's top diplomat has sought to reassure Gulf states concerned about regional security following last month's nuclear deal with Iran. Among other things, John Kerry pledged to speed up US arms sales.

Banking

Former trader Hayes found guilty in world's first Libor trial

Tom Hayes, a former derivatives trader from Britain, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for manipulating an important interbank interest rate. It was the first conviction of its kind in the world.

Press Freedom

Germany's Merkel backs justice minister over Netzpolitik treason probe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined two of her ministers in casting doubt on a treason probe into two internet journalists. She said authorities needed to be sensitive where press freedom was at stake.

Stocks

Greek stocks tumble after five-week shutdown

Athens-listed stocks closed down deeply on Monday after the markets reopened following a five-week hiatus. Meanwhile, closely watched economic data showed business sentiment and factory orders falling sharply.

Migration

Moroccan man suffocates to death in a suitcase headed for Spain

A man from Morocco suffocated to death while he was being smuggled into Spain inside a suitcase. His brother, a French citizen, has been arrested on manslaughter charges.

Topics

3.8.1492: Columbus puts out to sea

Birthdays

1867: Stanley Baldwin

Days to remember

1778: "Scala" opening