The number of people living in extreme poverty is likely to
fall for the first time below 10% of the world's population
in 2015, the World Bank said as it revised its benchmark for
measuring the problem.
Weeping families lit candles for relatives buried in a
massive landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 95 people
and left another 300 missing and feared dead, as final,
desperate rescue efforts began.
Search and rescue teams have located debris which appeared to
belong to the cargo ship El Faro that went missing in the eye
of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members
aboard, the US Coast Guard and the ship's owner say.
Diggers have ploughed into a huge mound of earth and rubble
burying part of a Guatemalan town to search for any survivors
of a massive landslide that killed at least 29 people and
left hundreds more missing.
The Vatican has dismissed a Polish priest from his Holy See
job after he came out as gay and called for changes in
Catholic teachings against homosexual activity on the eve of
a major Church meeting on the family.