More than 40 Indian nurses trapped since last month in the rebel-held city of Mosul have arrived back home.
According to The Associated Press, the Indian government organized an Air India plane to fly the nurses home from Irbil.
The AP says: "Outside the airport in Kochi [in India's southern state of Kerala], hundreds of friends and relatives of the women greeted them with hugs and flowers. The nurses all looked exhausted and emotional, with one hugging her young nephew tightly."
Many of the unaccompanied children who have crossed the border into the U.S. have come from Guatemala and El Salvador, but the majority are from Honduras. Texas Public Radio's David Marvin Davies reports from that country's capital.
In Iraq this week, the Sunni extremist group ISIS changed its name to the Islamic State and announced plans to rule the territory it has carved out of Iraq and Syria. Also this week, the Iraqi Parliament tried and failed to form a national unity government that could save the country from collapse. They say they'll try again. Iraq's Kurds are using this as an opportunity to seek greater autonomy. And the Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani said they would hold an independence referendum within months.