Paris zoo evacuated after baboons escape

A Paris zoo is evacuated after several baboons escape their enclosure with officials warning the strong animals can be unpredictable, “especially when stressed”.

Search underway for missing Kiribati ferry carrying 50 people

A ferry with an estimated 50 people on board has been missing for more than a week off the coast of the Pacific nation of Kiribati, rescue authorities say, with New Zealand’s Air Force joining the search effort.

Tech firms let Russia probe software used by US Government

At least a dozen US federal agencies use software that has been inspected by Russia with some experts warning it places some of the most sensitive areas of the US government at risk of hackers.

Three dead in train derailment near Milan

A commuter train derails near Milan, killing at least three people and seriously injuring 13 — the latest in a number of incidents involving Italy’s aging rail system.

Sweden calls on China to release detained book publisher

Sweden says it expects China to release a Swedish book publisher who was taken off a train by Chinese police four days ago while in the company of his country’s diplomats.

Two killed in attack on Save the Children office in Afghanistan

Four gunmen storm an office of the Save the Children aid agency in the Afghan city of Jalalabad and battle security forces who surrounded the building, killing at least two people and injuring 12, officials say.

Guests’ desperate escape during Taliban assault on Kabul hotel

Guests and staff say they had no choice but to “burn or escape” after gunmen dressed in army uniforms stormed Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, sparking an overnight siege that left at least five people dead.

Both sides are playing politics with the shutdown, and both will pay with voters

The US Government shutdown is delicious timing for the Democrats, but the Republicans also playing politics, and the approach of both sides will be viewed cynically by voters who are tired of dysfunctional government, writes Zoe Daniel.

Here’s how your Facebook feed is changing

Over the past few weeks, Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced a series of changes to the social media site that will impact user’s News Feeds.