Pope marks 80th birthday Saturday with Mass and meetings

When it comes to the many conflicts splintering different parts of the world, Pope Francis said the Christian response must be one of nonviolence, which isn't passive, but active and has roots in a strong family life. At a news conference launching the message Monday, Francis' point-man on justice and peace issues, Cardinal Peter Turkson, said he couldn't rule out a possible encyclical or a special gathering of bishops on the theme of nonviolence.

Ferrari driver arrested after seven teenagers injured in collision

The 35-year-old driver of the Ferrari was arrested on suspicion of causing injury by risky driving and remains in custody at west London police station. We await an update on their condition but injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. "We sent a paramedic on a motorcycle, four ambulance crews, an advanced paramedic and an incident response officer to the scene along with our hazardous area response team".

British men jailed for funding Brussels bomb suspect

Abrini then allegedly went on to help with the attacks on Brussels airport and a metro station on 22 March this year, which killed 32 people. Ahmed, a 27-year-old from Birmingham, had pleaded guilty to the offence last month and received an eight-year jail term.

Syria says 98 percent of east Aleppo retaken

It said 47 of its 57 staff are stuck in rebel-held areas and that it has lost contact with majority. Opposition fighters and tens of thousands of civilians are now confined to just a handful of neighbourhoods in the city's southeast, including the Sukkari and Mashhad districts.

Syrian troops take even more ground in rebel part of Aleppo

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says Russian Federation is using double talk and lies to undermine the effort to produce a cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Rami Abdurrahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the district remains under fire and that fighting continues there.

Syrian troops seize wide southern stretch of city of Aleppo

Ayrault said Monday that "there is Russian double talk and a form of permanent lying". It said rebel shelling of government-held west Aleppo had killed 130 civilians, including 40 children. The US National Security Council also said, in a message passed on by the American mission in Geneva, that Moscow had rejected a ceasefire. He told reporters in Brussels that Russia's tactics are aimed at "saving the regime of Bashar Assad and bringing about the fall of Aleppo".