Taiwan court rules in favour of same-sex marriage, first in Asia
TAIPEI Taiwan's constitutional court declared on Wednesday that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia.
BEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 11 people were killed and 35 wounded by air strikes in the town of al-Sur in northern Deir al-Zor province on Tuesday.
The death toll was expected to rise because of the number of serious injuries, the British-based monitoring group said.
It was not immediately clear which air force had carried out the strikes, but they took place in an area where the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State has been operating, the Observatory said.
Deir al-Zor province is almost fully under Islamic State control.
(Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message.