Pope Francis on Wednesday deplored the bombings of the northwest Syrian city of Aleppo and urged all sides to protect civilians, warning those responsible for civilian deaths will have to "answer to God".
The Islamic State (IS) militants on Wednesday set fire to three oil wells near the town of Qayyara, which Iraqi forces freed from the IS late last month in south Mosul, an official said.
Italy on Wednesday welcomed a ruling by India's Supreme Court allowing a marine accused of killing two Indian fisherman off Kerala to remain in his homeland until an international arbitration verdict in the case.
Observing that only organised international action can defeat terrorism, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday called for restructuring the international legal framework.
At least nine persons were killed on Wednesday when a minibus collided with a cement tanker in China's Liaoning province, police said.
Two former Catholic nuns registered a same-sex civil union in northwest Italy on Wednesday after they fell in love and renounced their vows, media reports said.
Pakistan on Wednesday said the Saarc Summit due to be held in Islamabad in November could be postponed if India refuses to attend.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said the country is fully capable of meeting any internal or external security threat.
Bangladesh on Wednesday said the decision to pull out of the Islamabad Saarc summit was purely its "own decision" and has no relation with the decision of any other country.
After failing to revive its smartphone business despite several efforts, BlackBerry on Wednesday announced it will cease internal hardware development and will focus on software and services.