The White House says initial evidence shows that North Korea was not able to successfully test a hydrogen bomb, as Pyongyang has claimed.
Russia has rejected Ankara's accusation that it was arbitrarily denying visas to the Turkish budget carrier Pegasus.
The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS) militants says its air strikes have cut oil production by the group in Syria and Iraq by around 30 percent.
The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's latest reported nuclear test.
The Russian currency has dropped to 74.58 per dollar, the weakest ever on a closing basis.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says Belgrade must resolve the disputes between Kosovo and Serbia, but not due to pressure from the European Union.
A U.S. military official says two wounded U.S. soldiers and the body of a third have been evacuated from a battlefield in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.
Authorities in Bahrain say they have dismantled an Iranian-linked cell plotting attacks in the Gulf island kingdom.
Germany says nearly 1.1 million asylum seekers were registered in the country last year, with Syrians making up almost 40 percent of arrivals.
A controversial plan to demolish a historic minaret in the Uzbek city of Andijon has been canceled.
Iraq's foreign minister said his country will mediate to try to resolve the latest diplomatic crisis between Iran and Saudi Arabia, sparked by Riyadh's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric.
Uzbek authorities have canceled a controversial plan to demolish an ancient minaret and replace it with a fountain in the eastern city of Andijon.