The embattled President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina resigned and voluntarily handed himself over to judicial authorities, Xinhua news agency reported.
A "slight" intensity earthquake shook Rajasthan late on Thursday night, the met department said. There were no reports of any casualty or property damage.
The Islamic State jihadist group has acquired documents for the manufacture of chemical weapons and recruited specialists in this field for military purposes, Russia's ministry of foreign affairs has said.
At least 18 people were killed after a boat carrying over 100 passengers capsized in a river in central Mali, local authorities said.
With the next court hearing scheduled for Saturday, Mumbai police on Thursday were engaged in a multi-pronged probe to ascertain the motive behind the killing of Sheena Bora, as her mother and prime accused Indrani Mukherjea remained resolute on not admitting to a crime which she claimed she did not commit.
A piece of plane debris found on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion in July was certainly a part Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 reported missing in March 2014, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins announced on Thursday.
Mountain police in Peru's Ancash region have found the bodies of two Russian climbers reported missing on August 27.
Barack Obama has become the first serving US president to cross the Arctic Circle on a visit to the Eskimo village of Kotzebue.
A huge cache of cash - Rs.22 lakh - and documents pointing to investments worth Rs.60 lakh were seized from a government employee by the state vigilance bureau on Thursday in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district.
A bomb blast was averted in Nagaland's Mon district by security forces on Thursday when they recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the road, an official said.