Four British women arrive in Australia after 235-day row across the Pacific Ocean

After rowing 9718 miles across the Pacific Ocean, four British women ended their journey in the Australian city of Cairns in far north Queensland on 25 January. Leaving San Francisco on the 21 April 2015, spending 235 days at sea, Emma Mitchell, Natalia Cohen, Laura Penhaul and Meg Dyos became the first female team and first four person boat to row the Pacific, the ABC reported. Greeted by family and friends with hugs and cheers, the women said they were happy to be back on dry land. Jan 25, 2016

Saskatchewan shooting: Hundreds attend church service in La Loche

Hundreds of people in La Loche, a community of 2,600, attended a church service on 24 January, in memory of the four victims of a school shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan. Canadas government, grappling with a fatal attack in a remote aboriginal town, is very concerned about the tragic and alarming conditions in other indigenous communities, a top official said. Jan 25, 2016

Storm Jonas: Epic snowball fight breaks out in Washington DC

Residents in Washington, DC headed outdoors on 24 January to have some fun in the snow, after staying indoors for two days due to a massive snowstorm that pummelled the US East Coast. Many people gathered at a square in the US capital to take part in a snowball fight. There was lots of laughter as participants hurled snowballs at each other. Jan 25, 2016

Latest Isis video purports to show Paris attackers and threatens Britain

A video published on 24 January by the media centre of Islamic State (Isis), purported to show images and last statements of nine of the people who took part in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people on 13 November. The footage showed the men delivering anti-Western diatribes and concluded with an apparent threat to attack Britain. Jan 25, 2016