For the first time in eight years, the U.S. Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, a victory that puts them in a position to block President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda.

The MV Nyerere ferry was overloaded with nearly 400 passengers aboard.

At least 100 people have died, and hundreds of others are missing after an overloaded passenger ferry capsized in the south of Lake Victoria, Tanzania on Thursday.

Brazil's far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro is nicknamed

Far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro snagged a thumping win in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election but fell just short of amassing 50 percent votes, required to avoid second-round run-off later this month.

  • Brazil’s presidential election took a bloody turn on Friday after far-right presidential hopeful, Jair Bolsonaro, sustained “grave” wounds in a knife attack during a campaign rally in the south-east state of Minas Gerais.

  • Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro said the country should set its fuel prices at par with the international levels to combat rampant smuggling, which inflicts a loss of about $18 billion on the national exchequer annually.

  • Following a marathon debate spanning over 15 hours, Argentina’s Senate voted 38 to 31 against a bill that seeks to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the country dominated by Roman Catholics.

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian, was convicted of blasphemy in 2010.

Pakistan’s supreme court has drawn praise from liberal for its brave refusal to be cowed down by extremist Islamist groups as it overturned the death penalty of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was voted out with 204-142 votes.

With none of the major political blocs willing to forge an alliance with anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, the formation of a new stable government could be a tricky affair.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said,

The U.S. tightened the noose around Iran on Monday by re-imposing the sanctions that were lifted under a 2015 nuclear deal, a move that prompted a defiant response from the country’s President Hassan Rouhani.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will issue a comprehensive executive order next week.

U.S. President Donald Trump laced his “policy speech” at the White House on Thursday with crude anti-immigrant rhetoric as he vowed stronger measures to restrict asylum seekers from “invading” the country.

  • A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane, carrying 189 people to Pangkal Pinang, an Indonesian tin-mining region, plunged into the sea within minutes after it took off from the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

  • Rattled by a series of suspected explosives that were mailed to high-profile American personalities, the FBI on Thursday searched a mail facility in Miami to track down the sender of these packages.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump, who has a history of veering off the civil discourse in reprimanding his political rivals, ironically attacked the media “hostility” after suspected bombs were mailed to high-profile U.S. figures.