US-backed Venezuelan opposition leader declares himself interim president in effort to oust Maduro

The Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president of the South American country on Wednesday amid reports that the U.S. could officially recognize him as the country’s legitimate president later in the day.

Anti-migrant protesters hit with tear gas, water cannons after demonstration turns violent in Brussels

Demonstrators protesting against a new United Nations migration pact outside the European Union’s headquarters in Brussels this weekend were met with tear gas and water cannons after some of them became violent.

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s son booted from Facebook after post calling for Muslims to leave Israel

The son of the Israeli prime minister was temporarily blocked from Facebook after he criticized the social media platform for removing an earlier post in which he called for “avenging the deaths” of two Israeli soldiers killed by Palestinian gunmen.

Somali ex-Islamist militant running for regional government is arrested, sparking violent protests

A former Islamist leader of Somalia’s al-Shabab extremists now running for a regional presidency was arrested and beaten Thursday, prompting violent protests between his supporters and security forces, his spokesman and officials said.

Gunman who opened fire inside Catholic cathedral ‘mentally ill,’ Brazil authorities say

The gunman who killed four people before turning the weapon on himself inside a Catholic cathedral in southeastern Brazil on Monday was suffering from depression and “mentally ill,” authorities said.

The ‘werewolf’ killer, Russia’s most prolific murderer, convicted of 56 more deaths

A former Russian cop nicknamed the “werewolf” -- believed to be the country’s most prolific killer -- was convicted Monday of murdering 56 more women, swelling the number of his victims to at least 78.