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Pope Francis arrives in crisis-hit Peru Pope Francis arrives in Peru

In Peru, Pope Francis will visit the cities of Puerto Maldonado and Trujillo, before holding a Mass in Lima on Sunday


US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate US House sends funding bill to Senate

The bill must now be voted on by the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future


9 dead as huge storms batter Europe 9 dead as huge storms batter Europe

The storm, named Friederike, also ripped the roof off a school in the eastern state of Thueringia while children were still in the building


Two polio vaccinators shot dead in Pakistan Two polio vaccinators shot dead in Pakistan

The large-scale anti-polio campaign began on Monday aiming to immunise 38 million children nationwide


One killed, 5 injured in Karachi grenade attack One killed, 5 injured in Pakistan grenade attack

The attack allegedly takes place after the shopkeepers refused to pay extortion money


Insider attack leaves 9 policemen dead in Afghanistan Insider attack leaves 9 policemen dead in Afghanistan

A man clad in police uniform opened fire on police personnel in a checkpoint outside Helmand’s provincial capital Lashkar Gah in the early morning


15 people injured after car crashes into pedestrians on Rio de Janeiro beach 15 injured after car crashes into pedestrians in Brazil

The accident is not thought to be terror-related


Turpin case: California children 'chained for months' California children 'chained for months'

Hestrin says that the couple has punished their children by tying them up - first using ropes and later using chains and padlocks


Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos Deadly storm kills 5 in Netherlands and Germany

More than 300 flights have been cancelled and the airport says passengers should check their flights status online or contact their airline


Eyelashes freeze, temperatures sink to -88F in Russia Eyelashes freeze, temperatures sink to -88F in Russia

The village recorded an all-time low of minus-98 degrees Fahrenheit in 2013


North Korea prepares grand military parade on eve of Olympics: Reports North Korea prepares grand military parade on eve of Olympics: Reports

North Korea often holds military parades to mark a variety of anniversaries


US jobless claims hit 45-year low as labor market tigthens US jobless claims hit 45-year low as labor market tigthens

Inflation and wage gains have not been driven higher amid the low unemployment


Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir, killing 4 Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir, killing 4

The two countries have a long history of bitter relations over Kashmir, a Himalayan territory divided between them and claimed by both in its entirety


UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security UK to beef up Channel border security

It comes as French President Emmanuel Macron visits the UK for a summit with Theresa May


52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan 52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

The Emergencies Ministry of the country says only five of 57 people in the bus have managed to get out and survived the fire

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