72-year-old survives Arizona wilderness thanks to plants, river water and a turtle

A 72-year-old woman who got lost in the Arizona wilderness after her hybrid car ran out of fuel described how she survived for nine days while hoping to be rescued. Ann Charon Rodgers spent the days subsisting on plants, river water, ponding from rainfall and a turtle - drawing on skills she learned from survival classes and reading materials. Apr 14, 2016

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