Nigeria has confirmed the arrest in London of former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke on suspicion of bribery and money laundering.
Liverpool has sacked its manager Brendan Rodgers, just eight games into the Premier League season with the five times Euro champions in 10th place.
US Senator John McCain said Moscow's real priority was to "prop up" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Republican US presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he would send thousands of Syrian refugees back home if he is elected president in November.
Warplanes have carried out air strikes in Hama, Homs and Latakia in what Russia's powerful Orthodox Church has termed a "holy battle".
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened a "fierce" reaction if Saudi Arabia does not quickly repatriate victims of the hajj stampede.
Fifa's ethics committee banned former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner from all football activity for life for a long list of "misconduct".
The daughter of actor Paul Walker has filed a wrongful death suit against Porsche alleging safety shortcuts led to the actor's death in a fiery crash.
One South African peacekeeper was killed and four wounded when a convoy they were escorting came under fire in Sudan's Darfur region.
The DA has laid corruption charges against the South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan and his predecessor Molefi Oliphant.