More than 5000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the
mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health
institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its
rapid spread across the Americas.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has rejected the idea of a
permanent quota system for distributing refugees across
Europe, putting Paris at odds with Germany ahead of a summit
to discuss the European Union crisis over migration.
A dangerous cold snap bringing life-threatening cold was
settling in across the northeastern United States on Saturday
and a snow squall triggered a pileup of dozens of vehicles on
a Pennsylvania highway that left several people dead.
Russia says a Syria ceasefire plan is more likely to fail
than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian
air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their
sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province.
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced
and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue
a global appeal for the protection of Christians under
assault in the Middle East.
Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria,
but Russia pressed on with its relentless bombing in support
of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight on
until he regains full control of the country.
A 16-year-old boy in Britain has been arrested on criminal
charges related to the alleged hacking of email accounts used
by CIA director John Brennan and other US officials,
according to US and British sources familiar with the