Iraq Launches Offensive To Retake ISIS Bastion Hawija
Iraq Launches Offensive To Retake ISIS Bastion Hawija

ERBIL, Iraq: Iraq launched an offensive on Thursday to dislodge ISIS from Hawija, an area located west of the oil city of Kirkuk.The offensive, announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, comes four days before a referendum on Kurdish independence due to be held in northern Iraq, including Kirkuk.

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German WW1 U-boat found off Belgian coast
German WW1 U-boat found off Belgian coast

The wreck of a German submarine that sank during World War One has been found in the North Sea and officials believe 23 bodies may be inside it.The type UB-II submarine is said to be in good condition, lying at a depth of 30m (100ft) off the Belgian coast.'The submarine is in such good condition that we reckon all the bodies are still on board,' said West Flanders Governor Carl Decaluwé.

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