The Kremlin says that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) provided information that helped Russia thwart planned terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg.
Afghan officials say Taliban militants have attacked two checkpoints in the southern province of Helmand, killing 11 police officers.
Pakistani officials say at least seven people have been killed and about 30 others injured in a suicide attack on a church in the southwestern city of Quetta.
Right-wing leaders from several European countries have met in the Czech capital, Prague, to criticize the European Union and what they call a policy of "mass immigration."
Afghan officials say that at least 10 homeless drug addicts have died overnight in the capital, Kabul, due to subzero temperatures.