President Vladimir Putin appears set to escape sanctions despite being blamed over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.
El Salvador urged women in the Central American nation to avoid getting pregnant until 2018 as Zika virus spreads.
Sarah, a cheetah designated the world's fastest land mammal by National Geographic magazine in 2012, has died, an Ohio zoo said.
The status of 12 US Marines missing after two military helicopter collided off Hawaii's Oahu island changed to deceased.
East Coast cities readied fleets of snow plows and residents stocked up on groceries ahead of a winter storm.
President Enrique Pena Nieto struggles to make good on his election pledge to end the country's drug violence.
President Michel Martelly said a run-off election to choose the nation's next leader will take place despite opposition protests.
Connecticut school officials called police after a student referenced the Islamic State group while reciting the US Pledge of Allegiance.
Authorities in Thailand have arrested members of a student group opposed to military rule.