US Doubts Russian Claim To Have Killed ISIS Leader Adnani

In a rare public statement , ISIS confirmed al- Adnani death. Russia, while claiming a similar strategy, is believed to have focused the majority of its strikes against rebel forces fighting to overthrow the government of Moscow ally Bashar Assad, at least for now.

Prez, PM condole demise of Uzbek Prez Karimov

Saturday's funeral came amid continued uncertainty over who will succeed him. Karimov's body was to be flown to Samarkand airport, which today will be closed to all flights except those with special permission. The most prominent foreign dignitaries at the funeral were Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Tajikistan's President Imomali Rakhmon and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

For Donald Trump, a day of political whiplash on immigration

And to see if he softened his approach afterwards. The concept of "first-rate intelligence" in analyzing Trump's wildly different Wednesday activities left commentators nearly unable to function coherently. Verdict: Mister Trump likes Mexicans a lot. Prepare yourself for a dramatic change of tone. "Day one, my first hour in office, those people are gone", Trump said in Phoenix.

Costa hits out at media as Spain goal drought continues

He recently bemoaned his treatment by the English media, saying he's unfairly target (he wasn't wrong, it should be noted); now he's turned his attentions to the Spanish media. I think I had a good game, possibly my best [for Spain ]. I missed the goals but they will arrive. "I have a lot of people around me and they say this to my face".

Uzbekistan's president dies after quarter century in power

Mr Karimov - who was criticised by Western countries for his authoritarian style of leadership and human rights record - did not designate a successor, and the transition of power could open up a confrontation within the country. Karimov's daughter Lola said earlier this week he had suffered a brain hemorrhage. "The delay gives the country's political elite time to endorse their choice of successor before an announcement is made".