Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's open courting of Spanish giants Real Madrid to make a bid for him has continued.
Lionel Messi's spotless image as the world's greatest footballer has taken a stunning blow with accusations that he cheated on his taxes.
President Jacob Zuma has reiterated that Nelson Mandela is in a stable condition and wished the anti-apartheid icon a speedy recovery.
Unions in Greece have gone on a strike in protest over the government's decision to shut down its public broadcaster as part of cost-cutting measures.
Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard has backed her government's choice to leave the bodies of drowned asylum-seekers in the ocean.
Three European activists with radical women's protest group Femen have been handed four-month jail sentences by a Tunisian court.
Fifa has said it is probing whether or not Ethiopia, Togo and Equatorial Guinea each used an ineligible player in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Hassan Rouhani has a lead in Iran's presidential election, garnering nearly 51% of the vote at 76% of polling stations, says the interior ministry.
Long before Nelson Mandela's ill health, Kekana Mangqwambi would drop in on his famous neighbour and rib the revered icon about his love life.
Sudanese rebels have admitted to shelling the state capital of South Kordofan but said they were not targeting a base where a peacekeeper was killed.