- American short-story writer George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize for his first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo"
George Soros announces he has donated $18 billion to his grantmaking network the Open Society Foundations
- Islamic State headquarters Raqqa declared under full control of US-led alliance by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello after 4 months of fighting
- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares city of Marawi "liberated" from militants
- Gordon Downie, Canadian rock musician (The Tragically Hip), dies of glioblastoma at 53
- Ingvar Lidholm, Swedish composer (Toccata e Canto), dies at 95
- Julian May, American sci-fi author (Golden Torc, Magnificat), dies at 86