English Southern US hit by record rain 2016-12-04T12:11:03.000000Z Dramatic end to drought as much-needed rain make roads impassable and damage homes. Uzbekistan votes in first polls since Karimov's death 2016-12-04T11:40:06.000000Z Interim leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev is expected to succeed Islam Karimov, who ruled the country for 27 years. Four people dead in Gaza-Egypt tunnel collapse 2016-12-04T10:36:46.000000Z Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of three of four men who went missing in a collapsed smuggling tunnel. Aleppo: Who controls what 2016-12-04T10:22:23.000000Z Aleppo, once Syria's largest city, is an important battleground in the war with at least 250,000 besieged in the east. US colleges move to protect undocumented students 2016-12-04T10:12:30.000000Z Eyeing Trump's policies, several universities take on "sanctuary" status to shield immigrant students from deportation. Battle for Mosul: Who controls what 2016-12-04T09:41:40.000000Z Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, is now the scene of a battle for control between Iraqi, Kurdish, and ISIL forces. How Facebook hurt the Syrian Revolution 2016-12-04T09:12:58.000000Z Social media made the Syrian revolutionary movement less resilient and more exposed to regime brutality. Rohingya in Rakhine state suffer government retaliation 2016-12-04T09:07:53.000000Z Military uses indiscriminate violence in pursuit of Al Yaqeen fighters who demand equal rights for Rohingya Muslims. Attacks on schools aim to 'destroy Syria's identity' 2016-12-04T09:05:58.000000Z Teachers and aid organisations believe the attacks on schools are deliberate. Saxony: Germany's failed state? 2016-12-04T08:44:20.000000Z Deemed fertile ground for the far right, many wonder if the former East German state is failing.