Thousands of Indian and Pakistani social media users have been pleading with their leaders to find peace amid escalating tensions as #SayNoToWar began trending on Twitter in both countries on Wednesday.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has called on the international community to consider "all options" to resolve the country's crisis, echoing comments from the Trump administration hinting at potential US military involvement.
India has said it is building dams to stop its share of water from flowing into Pakistan-controlled Kashmir as it seeks to punish its neighbour over an attack on paramilitary soldiers that left 40 dead.
Pope Francis has opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding concrete action and not just words.
Alan Fram, Catherine Lucey and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
CONGRESS approved a border security compromise to avert a second painful government shutdown as president Donald Trump vowed to declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary.