US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to press for a ceasefire to halt the war in Syria. The two spoke by telephone for the first time since the US launched air strikes against Syria nearly a month ago, straining relations. White House and Kremlin statements suggested a productive conversation.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi Observatory for Press Freedoms reported on Tuesday that Iraq is the most dangerous country for press as 21 journalists have been killed over a one-year period. According to the organization, from May 3, 2016 to May 2, 2017, a total of 21 journalists have been killed, suggesting that deadly violations against free media is on the rise. “Despite demands to take needed actions to save journalists lives, Iraq is still the most dangerous place for them to work,” the journalists’ rights group said in a statement.
Finally, be careful what you call a prank as a father and stepmother in the US have lost custody of two of their five children after playing pranks on them in a series of YouTube videos. The pranks included one in which their youngest son was told he had been adopted by another family. Mike and Heather Martin from the DaddyofFive channel denied the videos were abusive and claimed they were fake.