Ceasefire negotiations have started in Syria's southern province of Daraa after the deadliest flareup in three years killed 28 people, including 11 civilians, a war monitor said Friday. The clashes on Thursday between government forces and rebel fighters marked one of the deadliest days of fighting in Syria in recent months.
China has launched its first crewed mission in five years, sending three people to its new space station. The astronauts are travelling in the Shenzhou-12 spaceship which was launched by a Long March-2F Y12 rocket. They blasted off at 2.22am UK time from the launch centre on the edge of the Gobi Desert in the north of China.