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US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins

Many federal services are not opening on Monday as politicians struggle to agree on a new budget.

Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims

Pope Francis apologises for "hurting" sex abuse victims whom he accused of slandering a Chilean bishop.

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

Ancient fragments written in code reveal new details about an ancient Jewish sect.

Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin

Turkey's president vows to "sort out" a Kurdish-held area on the third day of a military offensive.

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