Here's a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Jan. 30, 2015.
Romney says no to 2016 presidential run
Mitt Romney won't run for president in 2016. Despite weeks of rumors, the runner-up in the 2012 election said today he is out.
[Read more from USA Today]
As oil prices drop, Venezuelans face crippling shortages
Venezuela makes most of its money by exporting oil – and with oil prices in freefall, the domino effects have been crippling. Grocery shelves are nearly empty and soldiers tightly control purchases, while hospitals are short on vital supplies.
[Read more from New York Times]
Rare megamouth shark washes up on Philippines beach
The corpse of a megamouth shark was swept onto a beach in the Philippines. The creature is so rare, it's estimated to be only the 60th confirmed encounter humans have ever had with one.
[Read more from Washington Post]