Intense clashes between rebels and government troops have raged since opposition forces launched an offensive on Aleppo in July. Between 60 and 80 bodies were reportedly found in a contested neighborhood there.
Investigations into Brazil's nightclub tragedy reveal there was no alarm, working fire extinguisher, or sprinkler system. But the fire could mark a turning point in willingness to actively start addressing safety issues.
Missile caused 1980 plane crash: Quoting from the Rome ruling on Monday, the Italian news agency LaPresse said the court upheld a Palermo appeals ruling that Italian radar systems didn't adequately protect the skies and Italy must compensate the victims' families.
230 die in nightclub: The fire in Brazil is the fourth such nightclub fire in the past decade. Survivors of the 2003 Rhode Island fire, who saw 100 die, lament the failure to learn the lessons of that tragedy.
France and Mali's fast-moving offensive, using air strikes to target militant bases and strongholds, has successfully pushed Islamists further north. On Sunday, troops worked to secure Timbuktu and its ancient historic sites.
Still struggling to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti's prime minister declared it 'open for business.' Rather than depending on international aid, Haiti hopes to attract tourism and investments.
For the first time, the Czech Republic directly elected a president, choosing former Prime Minister Milos Zeman. Zeman took office as prime minster in 1998, and has taken favorable positions toward the European Union.