Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown

US President Donald Trump forced the cancellation Thursday of a trip to Afghanistan by his Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi,
Companies team up to cut plastic waste
A number of major global companies are coming together to tackle ocean pollution. 28 firms from a range of industries are forming the Alliance to End Plastic Waste,
Malaysian PM to visit Britain on bilateral ties
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will undertake a working visit to Britain, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
Heavy snow hits Jordan, causes traffic jam
A heavy snowfall hit Jordan on Wednesday, blocking roads and causing traffic jam in parts of the country.
UK PM May reaches out to rivals after winning confidence vote
British Prime Minister Theresa May reached out to her opponents on Wednesday after narrowly surviving a confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat in parliament of her Brexit deal.
24th anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake
Thursday marks 24 years since the Great Hanshin Earthquake devastated western Japan. People prayed for the victims at the exact time of the quake.
One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed: survey
A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released Tuesday.