It began, as so many American killings do, as what police always describe as a "domestic," a man arguing about child custody with his estranged wife. It ended some seven hours later with eight dead, including a deputy sheriff and two teenage boys, in three different homes along the I-55 corridor between Jackson, Miss. and New Orleans.
US President Donald Trump criticised Germany on Tuesday for its trade surplus and military spending levels, a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel rammed home her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally.
China is behaving like a "bully" with its militarisation of islands in the South China Sea, Republican US Senator John McCain said on Tuesday, activity Washington must confront with its allies to find a peaceful solution.
At least six people were killed as Cyclone Mora made landfall in Bangladesh today, bringing winds of up to 150 kilometres per hour and damaging several houses. The authorities scrambled to evacuate over half-a-million people from Bangladesh's coastal areas.
Tensions between Republicans and Democrats boiled over on the floor of the Texas Legislature on Monday as protesters filled the gallery on the last day of the session to denounce a new law cracking down on cities giving sanctuary to illegal immigrants.
A British journalist was charged with arms possession on Tuesday after he was arrested at a Thai airport for checking in flak jacket plates and gas masks, standard equipment for media heading into war zones and other hostile environments.
Sri Lankan authorities today grappled with the paucity of safe drinking water in flood-hit regions. They appealed for public assistance in cleaning up wells contaminated during the country's worst torrential rains in 14 years that has claimed 183 lives.
Manchester Victoria railway station, which had suffered structural damage, reopened for public today more than a week after a suicide attack following a pop concert at the city's Arena left 22 people dead and dozens injured.