The fight over Ukraine funding brings a radical shift in the US government with the ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his post.
Even more changes are yet to come say American members of Congress.
Pope Francis hints same-sex couples could receive blessings, as long as it's not confused with marriage ceremonies.
The move is at odds with the Catholic Church's binding principles maintained by the Vatican.
Acute water shortages plague South Africa's capital as residents also suffer from repeated blackouts.
Locals share their frustration.