BBC news with Jonathan Izard.
The United States has, for the first time, abstained from a vote in the UN general assembly calling for an end to the US trade embargo on Cuba. Washington has opposed the resolution for the past 24 years, but has adopted the softer approach following the restoration of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
About 100 unaccompanied children are among several hundred people remaining at the controversial migrant camp in northern France, known as the Jungle, despite assertions by the authorities they have removed everyone. British charity workers say there is currently no plan in place to house the children elsewhere.
The aid agency MSF says one of its migrant rescue ships operating in the Mediterranean has recovered 25 corpses from the bottom of a partially flooded inflatable dinghy. More than 100 other people were rescued from the boat of Libyan Coast on Tuesday.
Russia has withdrawn a request to refuel a naval task force in Spain. It follows concerns expressed by NATO defense ministers that the ships led by a Russian aircraft carrier could be used to bomb civilians in the city of Aleppo.
The US military says Kurdish fighters in Syria will be part of the expected operations against the Islamic state group in the city of Raqqa. General Stephen Townsend said it was important to isolate the militants and that the Kurds would be involved in the effort to do that.
A strong earthquake with a 5.4 magnitude has hit central Italy. The epicenter was reported to be in the province of Macerata, but the tremors were felt in Rome, Laquila, Perugia, and as far as Naples. There were some reports of downed power lines and damage to buildings in the areas close to the epicenter, but no immediate reports of serious injuries or deaths. A second stronger quake struck the same area two hours later.
The Israeli authorities have found a piece of papyrus more than 2500 years old during an operation against robbers who were stealing antiquities. The extremely rare document includes one of the earliest written references to the city of Jerusalem.
BBC world service news.
1. abstain from 放弃，戒绝，弃权
例：The leaders asked their representatives to abstain from voting.
2. resolution 决议
例：He replied that the UN had passed two major resolutions calling for a complete withdrawal.
3. assertion 声明，主张
例：It might be a free standing assertion.
4. embargo 禁运
例：The United Nations imposed an arms embargo against the country.
5. restoration 恢复
例：You have control over the restoration of objects.
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