Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 18, 2015.
Suspect in South Carolina church shooting taken into custody
The suspect accused of fatally shooting nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been taken into custody. Federal authorities have opened a hate crime investigation into the shooting.
[Read more from CNN]
Pope calls for 'action now' to save the planet
Pope Francis has demanded swift action to save the planet from environmental ruin, urging the world's leaders to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor".
[Read more from Reuters]
Brian Williams out; Lester Holt named permanent anchor
Brian Williams, who lost his job as anchor of "NBC Nightly News" after making false statements about his experiences as a reporter, will join MSNBC, while Lester Holt will permanently take over as "Nightly News" anchor.
[Read more from TIME]