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The Taliban has said it was behind an attack that killed four US troops in Afghanistan, just hours after Washington announced planned talks with the insurgents.
A man has been jailed for life for the murder of Irishwoman Jill Meagher in Melbourne, Australia.
The US government's sweeping surveillance programmes have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide, the director of the National Security Agency has said.
An alleged Nazi war criminal has been charged with his role in organising the deportation of more than 12,000 Jews to death camps.
Afghan armed forces are taking back responsibility for control of the country for the first time in nearly 12 years.
The name of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's newborn baby girl has reportedly been revealed by a nurse at Los Angeles' Cedars Sinai Hospital.
A list released by the US government has identified several dozen Guantanamo Bay prisoners designated as too dangerous to release but who cannot be prosecuted.
G8 leaders have agreed to work towards peace talks to end the Syrian civil war but their statement stopped short of demanding President Bashar al Assad's removal from power.
A "popular and well-liked" British teenager has died after apparently plunging 10 floors from a hotel balcony while on holiday in Bulgaria.
An ancient city lost for 1,200 years has been discovered in the Cambodian jungle by archaeologists using laser scanning technology.