Hamas suffered heavy military losses during its 50-day conflict with Israel, but it has still emerged with enhanced political standing, say analysts.
Nude photos of stars such as Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna have surfaced online, raising questions about hacking, leaks and invasion of privacy.
A growing number of healthcare workers have been infected by the Ebola outbreak, which will affect healthcare services to more than 20 000 people.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has returned from China with optimistic reports on plans to work together on energy, infrastructure and transport.
Somalia's al-Shabab rebels have carried out a major attack against intelligence headquarters and a detention facility in central Mogadishu.
Israel has announced plans to expropriate 400 hectares of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank.
Thesele Maseribane has accused the deputy prime minister of involvement in the move to seize power, after an attempted coup in the landlocked country.
Armed forces have seized control of the country's police headquarters and jammed radio stations and phones, says a government minister.
Islamic militants released US journalist Peter Theo Curtis on Sunday, less than a week after grisly footage emerged of the execution of James Foley.
President Peter Mutharika has shot down Cabinet ministers' request for a 600% salary hike to cover the higher cost of living.