Europe

Is threat of violence impacting Germany’s elections?

Following the violent incidents at the Christmas Market in the German capital, Berlin, last year that left 21 people dead and 112 more wounded, conservative politicians demanded tighter border controls to curb immigration.

Is threat of violence impacting Germany’s elections?

Asia

India tightens beef-slaughtering laws amid controversy

Several states in India are adopting laws making it harder to slaughter cows and sell beef

India tightens beef-slaughtering laws amid controversy

Middle East

Poor conditions await refugees in Syrian camps

Russia is increasing the scale of its air campaign against ISIL in Syria. Thousands of civilians are trying to escape the violence.

Poor conditions await refugees in Syrian camps

US & Canada

Solar eclipse: The moments the sun went out

A total solar eclipse moved across the United States, from coast to coast on Monday. It was the first time an eclipse crossed most of the country, since 1979.

Solar eclipse: The moments the sun went out

Asia Pacific

Winter sports make unlikely debut at 2017 South East Asian Games

Malaysia has never sent an athlete to the Winter Olympics, but that has not stopped them from including ice sports as part of the South East Asian Games for the first time.

Winter sports make unlikely debut at 2017 South East Asian Games

US & Canada

US Navy orders 24-hour worldwide halt after warship collision

The US Navy has ordered a one-day worldwide pause in ship operations to address safety concerns. The halt is in response to the latest collision, involving a naval vessel.

US Navy orders 24-hour worldwide halt after warship collision