US & Canada

US's Obama backs Canada's Trudeau in unprecedented endorsement

Canadian analysts say such an endorsement is rare, but probably won't move the polls.

US's Obama backs Canada's Trudeau in unprecedented endorsement

Crime

US detectives grill serial killer Samuel Little, close cold cases

Little, the most prolific serial killer in US history, has confessed to killing more than 90 women across the US.

US detectives grill serial killer Samuel Little, close cold cases

Donald Trump

House rebukes Trump, approves measure opposing his Syria decision

House passes nonbinding measure opposing Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from northeast Syria.

House rebukes Trump, approves measure opposing his Syria decision

US & Canada

Officials arrest 338 worldwide in dark web child porn bust

The website relied on the bitcoin cryptocurrency to sell access to videos depicting child sexual abuse.

Officials arrest 338 worldwide in dark web child porn bust

Donald Trump

Pelosi: Trump had a 'meltdown' during meeting on Syria

Top Democrats say they walked out of meeting with Trump after hearing little but insults from the US president.

Pelosi: Trump had a 'meltdown' during meeting on Syria

Poland

Polish MPs back bill to criminalise 'promoting underage sex'

Move is seen by critics as a government effort to court conservative support and an attempt to ban sex education.

Polish MPs back bill to criminalise 'promoting underage sex'

Natural disasters

'It was like judgment day': Lebanese devastated by wildfires

Amid criticism over gov't response, Lebanon doubles yearly average of forest loss in worst wildfire event in decades.

'It was like judgment day': Lebanese devastated by wildfires

Europe

UK antique dealers challenge new law against ivory artefacts

About 55 African elephants are killed for their ivory every day and their tusks turned into carvings and trinkets.

Europe

Brexit deal in its final stages, hint UK, EU officials

Officials in London and Brussels have signalled a new Brexit agreement is in its final stages and could be agreed by EU leaders as soon as Thursday.

Morocco

Moroccan king pardons journalist in abortion case

Hajar Raissouni's conviction drew widespread criticism, with activists saying charges were an attack on press freedom.

Moroccan king pardons journalist in abortion case

Food

World Food Day: The fight against food waste

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted or lost every year.

World Food Day: The fight against food waste

Education

Felicity Huffman begins two-week sentence in US college scandal

Huffman was the first parent sentenced in the US college admissions scandal.

Felicity Huffman begins two-week sentence in US college scandal