Spy agencies in Europe are carrying out mass surveillance of online and phone traffic in collaboration with Britain, according to leaked documents.
Syria's entire declared stock of chemical weapons has been placed under seal, says inspectors.
US security leaker Edward Snowden is set to start a job providing technical support at a major Russian website, says his lawyer.
Ballots have been counted in an unofficial referendum in the flashpoint Abyei region to decide if it lies in Sudan or South Sudan.
Students backing Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi have stormed the administrative offices of a state-run university in Cairo.
David Beckham has continued to target Miami for an expansion Major League Soccer club, but no deal has been reached.
Dozens of migrants from Niger heading for Algeria have died of thirst in the Sahara desert after their vehicle broke down, say local officials.
A drone attack on Somalia's al-Shabab has left a top suicide bomb-maker for the rebel group dead, say government officials.
Snakes tend to arouse sharp fear in monkeys, apes and humans; scientists now say they have found specific brain cells that fire off a rapid warning.
Residents of the Abyei region, claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, have voted in an unofficial referendum to decide which country they belong to.