Trump announced a deal with lawmakers that will reopen the government for three weeks. The deal did not include any money for a border wall.
Roger Stone, a long-time ally of US President Donald Trump who advised his 2016 presidential campaign, was arrested on Friday and charged with seven counts, according to a grand jury indictment made public by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office.
Congress chief Juan Guaidó won diplomatic backing from the United States, Canada and right-leaning Latin American governments on Wednesday after declaring himself leader before ebullient supporters who thronged the streets of Caracas in hopes of change.
US President Donald Trump said in a late night Tweet on Wednesday that he would delay a State of the Union address until the government shutdown was over.
Thursday was a chaotic, dramatic day in Venezuela. Tens of thousands clogged the streets of Caracas in protest against Maduro while Trump recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
Iranians are risking their lives to cross the English Channel in inflatable boats, pushed by the worsening economic and political situation in Iran. Many are from Iran's middle class, but international sanctions on the country have stymied their hopes for the future. "Because of sanctions, people are at a dead end."
An attempt by British lawmakers to prevent a no-deal Brexit was gaining momentum on Wednesday after the opposition Labour Party said it was highly likely to throw its parliamentary weight behind the bid.
Venezuela's government said on Monday it had suppressed a military revolt after a group of officers stole weapons and kidnapped several officials.
Transgender reality star Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is helping revive India's "third gender." Her religious movement has made strides in the Kumbh Mela, a huge religious festival on the banks of the Ganges river, but Tripathi has also been accused of fuelling "the right-wing politics of communal hatred."
At least 89 people died on Friday when a cracked fuel pipeline ignited and exploded. The explosion comes as Mexico has shut down six pipelines to fight fuel theft, which has caused shortages that some say added to Friday's death toll.