Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who was right-hand man to Iraq's ex-leader Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi officials say.
President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House says. The move comes amid a normalisation of relations between the US and Cuba. The Caribbean country's presence on the list alongside Syria, Iran and Sudan was a sticking point for Cuba during talks to reopen embassies.
China's monthly trade data shows exports fell in March from a year ago by 14.6% in yuan-terms compared to expectations for a rise of more than 8%. Imports meanwhile fell 12.3% in yuan terms compared to forecasts for a fall of more than 11%. The numbers mean the country's monthly trade surplus has shrunk to its smallest in 13 months.
In Panama City, Panama, at the the Summit of the Americas, President Barack Obama met Saturday with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, the first time the two nations' leaders have sat down for substantive talks in more than 50 years. "This is obviously an historic meeting. ... It was time for us to try something new," Obama said. ‎"We are now in a position to move on a path toward the future." It is their first formal meeting since the thaw began. "In my opinion, President Obama in an honest man," Castro said through an interpreter. "I admire him, and I think his behavior has a lot to do with his humble background."
The Large Hadron Collider has restarted, with protons circling the machine's 27km tunnel for the first time since 2013. Particle beams have now travelled in both directions, inside parallel pipes, at a whisker below the speed of light. read more