US election meddling baseless: Kremlin

This was the first time Moscow responded to Washington's indictment on 13 Russians for alleged covert efforts to sway US polls.

Quake shakes Mexicans out of bed, alarms sound in capital

The tremor was strong enough to trigger earthquake alarms in Mexico City, more than 200 miles (320 km) away.

Relief turns to horror in Mexico helicopter crash

Hundreds of residents took part in a large funeral procession on Saturday, carrying the colourful coffins to the local church amid sobs and screams.

Hostages taken as Brazilian inmates riot in Rio de Janeiro prison

The incident was the latest in a string of deadly uprisings in Brazil's prisons, which experience endemic violence and are under the de facto control of powerful drug gangs.

Fire guts textile market in Haitian capital

The capital's mayor voiced regret at authorities' poor capacity to protect people in Haiti, the most impoverished nation in the Americas.

Alpine avalanche kills father and 11-year-old daughter

They said the pair hailing from the Paris region had been skiing on a slope in the Pisaillas glacier area of the Val d'Isere which was closed because of the avalanche risk.

18 killed at Indian wedding: official

By Saturday evening officials said nine bodies had been found.

'Do not test Israel', Netanyahu warns Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Tehran on over claims that an Iranian drone shot down over Israeli airspace.


Extreme weather to rise even if Paris goals are met: study

Under the current national commitments, heat waves are more than five times as likely over half of Europe and one quarter of Asia.


What happens in a US government shutdown?

The shutdown may be brief if the Senate and House of Representatives move quickly in the early morning hours of Friday, possibly ending before the start of the federal workday.

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