The 10 most important things in the world right now
1. Authorities on Monday identified the ringleader of Friday night's terrorists attacks in Paris as 27-year-old Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud, known as "Belgium's most notorious jihadi."
2. French President François Hollande has called for constitutional amendments that "would give the government more flexibility to conduct police raids without a warrant and place people under house arrest" to fight potential terrorists at home, the New York Times writes.
3. A new video shows Anonymous declaring its "biggest operation ever" against ISIS in response to the attacks in Paris that left over a hundred people dead.
4. French warplanes destroyed a command centre and training centre in an air raid Monday night in Raqa in northern Syria, the second airstrike in 24 hours.
5. Russia told the United Nations on Monday it was "outraged" over allegations that it had killed civilians in Syria following airstrikes that Moscow claims were targeting Islamic State militants.
6. US President Barack Obama is in the Philippines on Tuesday for a series of Asia-Pacific summits that are now overshadowed by the fight against Islamic terrorism.
8. Guinea's last known Ebola patient has been released from care and the country will be declared officially Ebola-free if no new cases are reported in the next six weeks.
9. Yemen's exiled president has returned to Aden, a port city in Yemen, from Saudi Arabia, though it's not clear if his visit marks the return of his exiled administration.
10. Brazilian mining firm Samarco will pay at least $260 million for environmental damage from the collapse of two dams it operated, which unleashed mineral waste that flattened a village and killed nine people in early November.
- Gas stoves create more nanoparticle pollution than a busy street with diesel and gas cars, study finds
- Climate change could cause millions of children to be born prematurely, suffer lifelong complications
- Markets record rally makes investors richer by ₹4.29 lakh crore
- From undernutrition to obesity, Lancet study unveils India's double whammy
- GST collections in February rise 12.5% to cross ₹1.68 lakh crore