An official in France’s national police said the hostage-taker was known to have psychological problems.
Volunteers from around Beirut worked to clean up a hard-hit residential area near the port following the massive explosion that devastated much of the city on Wednesday.
At least 10 people were killed and more than 3,300 homes ruined by flooding triggered by torrential rains across much of Sudan this week, the country's civil defence organisation said.
Amid the debris and damage of an apartment caught in Beirut's blast, an elderly woman plays Auld Lang Syne on the piano.
The new feature will first be applied to countries represented in the five permanent members of the United Nations' Security Council: China, France, Russia, the UK, and the US but the platform said it would then extend it to other countries.
The COVID 19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Madrid's tourism industry.
Each of the hotel's seven rooms is made of two recycled containers.
People in Japan are taking a moment to pause and remember the victims of the catastrophic event.
French President Emmanuel Macron visited shell-shocked Beirut, pledging support and urging change after a massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital.
Ukraine had one of Europe's most generous renewable energy subsidy schemes as the country strived to increase its use of wind and solar power. But then COVID-19 happened.
Vigils for the victims of the Beirut blast were held in Tel Aviv, the Palestinian Territories, Tehran, Paris and London.
"It’s simultaneously as if Christmas has come early, while at the same time – decades too late."
A 500,000 cubic metre chunk of the Planpincieux Glacier is on the verge of breaking away because of high temperatures.
Demonstrators have taken to the streets with the same demands for a month — they want the country's entire cabinet to resign and elections to be held.