Several displaced families arrived at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Qayara on Sunday after hunger forced them to leave their villages south of Mosul. The families drove or walked through an apocalyptic landscape turned dark grey with the smoke of burning oil wells and a sulphur factory that released toxic fumes into the air. Many families arrived without men, saying they were too scared to come.

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Lucky lion cub

The first lion cub born at the Dallas Zoo in 43 years has made her first scheduled public appearance on Friday (19 May).