Tue 31 May 2016 | 7:54 EDT

Iraqi army pause at southern edge of Falluja as IS fights back 6:31am EDT

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fought back vigorously overnight and parried an onslaught by the Iraqi army on a southern district of the city of Falluja, the group's bastion near Baghdad, officers said on Tuesday.  Full Article

Death toll from Russian air strikes in Idlib climbs to 23: monitor 5:48am EDT 

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 23 people were killed in Russian air strikes overnight in the Syrian rebel-held city of Idlib, the heaviest bombardment there since a cessation of hostilities was agreed in February, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.  Full Article  

Ash and debris delays return for 2,000 Fort McMurray evacuees Monday, 30 May 2016 

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Some 2,000 residents of wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, will not be able to return home this week as planned because of the risks posed by debris and contaminants including "caustic" ash, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said on Monday.  Full Article