A woman has been taken into custody after crashing her vehicle into a security barrier near the White House, the Secret Service says. The White House was put on lockdown but there are no reports of injuries.
Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, who resisted calls to resign over an affair with a former member of his staff, announced on Friday that he will step down after an allegation of sexual harassment.
A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state's witness in one of several corruption investigations posing a serious threat to the conservative leader's political survival, local media said.
Europe saw a four-fold increase in the number of measles cases in 2017, just a year after the number of cases of the highly contagious disease fell to an all-time low, the World Health Organization reported on Tuesday.
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 has struck southern Mexico, with strong shaking felt as far away as the capital, seismologists say. Only few details were immediately available.
South African President Jacob Zuma, who has been accused of corruption amid falling popularity, has resigned after nearly nine years in power after members of his own party threatened to remove him from office.
Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who led the opposition against Robert Mugabe's regime for many years, has died in South Africa after a battle with cancer, his party says. He was 65 years old.
Dutch statesman Ruud Lubbers, who served as the country's prime minister for more than a decade and later worked for the United Nations (UN), has died in Rotterdam, the government says. He was 78 years old.