Thousands of seals bask in the sun on Massachusetts beach

Thousands of seals were spotted at a beach on Monomoy Island in southern Massachusetts on 10 April. Local media said the island is an ideal habitat for seals, hence the large numbers. Pilot Aaron Knight captured the footage as he was flying over the island off Chatham, Massachusetts. Apr 14, 2016

Isis: Barack Obama says Daesh on the defensive

US President Barack Obama said on 13 April that the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State (Isis) in Syria and Iraq had put the militant group on the defensive, shrinking its territory and striking key leaders. Apr 14, 2016