Moody's cut the ratings of six Canadian financial institutions, including the previously "Aaa" rated Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Buildings collapsed after an area of land subsided near a construction site of a new underground train line in Guangzhou, China.
Police officers confiscated a python from a restaurant on the outskirts of Bangkok.
Shetland Islands, Scotland
The annual Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival began on Lerwick on the Shetland Islands.
A NASA composite image released today shows the superbubble DEM L50 (a.k.a. N186) located in the Large Magellanic Cloud about 160,000 light years from Earth.
Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia
Anfisa, a eight-year-old female chimpanzee, smiles in her enclosure where she lives with a male chimpanzee named Tikhon.
An armoured vehicle hit by a French air strike lies in the sand in Douentza, Mali.