Families in the Iraqi city of Mosul say they are being gunned down by Islamic State militants as they flee, while Iraqi forces push into the last few IS-controlled neighborhoods, all still packed with civilians. VOA's Heather Murdock is on the scene in Mosul.
The number of countries impacted by terrorism hit an all-time high in 2016, and for the first time in seven years, the United States experienced a decline in peacefulness, according to new figures from the Global Peace Index. The report, which measures the level of conflict around the world, also shows that violence cost the global economy $14.3 trillion last year. Jesusemen Oni has more.