Mass graves of thousands of ISIL victims found, UN reports
| Mass graves of thousands of ISIL victims found, UN reports
In a report issued on Tuesday, the United Nations announced the discovery of more than 200 mass graves in territory previously under the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The sites were located in northwestern Iraq, in Nineveh, Kirkuk, Salah al-Din, and Anbar provinces, each site containing from as few as eight, up to many thousands of sets of human remains.
Dozens of people killed in Mogadishu, Somalia car bombings near Sahafi Hotel
| Dozens of people killed in Mogadishu, Somalia car bombings near Sahafi Hotel
On Friday at about 4 p.m. local time, four car bombs detonated near Sahafi Hotel in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. About four to five armed attackers reportedly attempted to enter the hotel and were shot by police and the hotel security guards. As of Sunday morning, at least 53 people were reported dead and at least 100 injured.
Israel and Palestinian militants agree to ceasefire after worse Gaza violence since 2014
| Israel and Palestinian militants agree to ceasefire after worse Gaza violence since 2014
On Tuesday, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, among other Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip, announced a ceasefire agreement with Israel. The agreement was brokered by Egypt and the United Nations.
Ross Edgley swims around Great Britain for first time in history
| Ross Edgley swims around Great Britain for first time in history
On Sunday, Ross Edgley, aged 33, completed his 157-day (five-month) staged swim around Great Britain mainland. He went ashore at Margate, Thanet, Kent, England at 8:40 a.m. local time. This was the first time a human swam the roughly 2,800 km (1750 miles) around the island.
Merkel, Macron hold ceremonial meeting before 100th anniversary of World War I end
| Merkel, Macron hold ceremonial meeting before 100th anniversary of World War I end
On Saturday, the day before Armistice Day, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron held a ceremonial meeting at Compiegne in northern France, where 100 years prior an armistice was signed, ending fighting in World War I. This was the first time a German leader had visited the site since 1940.
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