Brazil has hailed a new United Nations report that for the first time removed Latin America's biggest country from the World Hunger Map.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.
A court in Germany has lifted an emergency injunction that banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating anywhere in the country.
Rescue workers say they dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slightly dislocated hand.
The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."