U.N. pleads for truce to avert ‘massacre’ as strikes hit Syria’s Ghouta for fifth day

AMMAN (Reuters) – Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday as the United Nations pleaded for a ceasefire to halt one of the fiercest air assaults of the seven-year civil war and prevent a “massacre”.

Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam’s murder was ‘paid to fly to Macau’, his home in exile

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A woman accused of poisoning the North Korean leader’s half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, at a Malaysian airport had been paid to fly to Macau, Kim’s home at the time, just days before the killing took place, her lawyer told a court on Thursday.