Catalonia independence 'in matter of days'

Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC.

Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock 'the most well-known unknown person in town'

Neighbours in Mesquite, Nev., say they 'had no idea that a lunatic lived three doors down'.It's a modest, orange stucco house on a hill overlooking the desert, not much different from any of the others on the block, except for wooden boards covering a hole where the garage door would have been, and the yellow police tape that circles the property.

Moscow has said it will fire on U.S. Special Forces in Syria if provoked

Russia has warned the United States that its military will target areas where U.S. Special Forces are operating in Syria if it feels American-backed forces provoke it.

Mexico City Earthquake Update: All Children Are Accounted For

A strong earthquake that hit Mexico City and other central areas has killed at least 273 people, officials say. Search teams are working feverishly to find any survivors who were trapped.

Somalia chides regions for cutting ties with Qatar

Tensions in strategically located Somalia illustrate how far the political ripples from the Gulf dispute have spread.

Myanmar crisis textbook example of ethnic cleansing: UN

The top UN human rights official has denounced Myanmar's "brutal security operation" against Rohingya in Rakhine state, which he said was "clearly disproportionate" to militia attacks carried out last month.

Refugees welcome? Merkel flip flops on migrants as chancellorship at stake

Merkel’s decision to open the borders to refugees in 2015 proved to be her most controversial move as chancellor. With an election looming, critics say it has caused discontent in Germany, a split in the EU… and Merkel’s own change of heart.

U.S. Says North Korea Is 'Begging For War'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tells the U.N. Security Council that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "begging for war," with the latest nuclear test that Pyongyang says is its first fusion device, a much more powerful weapon than it has exploded in the past.

Dozens of bodies recovered after boats carrying Rohingya sink

Three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar have capsized in Bangladesh and 26 bodies of women and children have been recovered, officials said Thursday.

Canada to help U.S. by shipping supplies to Harvey victims

Canada has received an official request from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency for pediatric hygiene kits along with pediatric pillows, towels and other linens in response to needs arising from Hurricane Harvey's aftermath.