Five people fled a central Sydney cafe where a gunman is holding terrified hostages after displaying an Islamic flag at the window.
The UN pushes for a deal that sets out a compromise between emerging and developed nations but some environmental groups lament its weakness.
IAAF Anti-Doping Director Gabriel Dolle, leaves his position under suspicions of colluding in a case of doping.
President Goodluck Jonathan bids for a second term as Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar lead race for the opposition ticket.
Sean Abbott, the Australian bowler who delivered the ball that killed Phillip Hughes, took eight wickets in a strong return to first class cricket.
A US Senate report found that the CIA misled the American public about its torture methods after 9/11 and were brutal and pervasive in their actions.
The Springbok sevens team trounced New Zealand and beat Australia to win the second leg of the Sevens World Series, edging closer to the Olympics.
President Xi Jinping has overseen a sweeping tightening of controls as part of a broader campaign against anyone seen challenging the ruling party.
A Zambian court has found Edgar Lungu is the duly elected presidential candidate for the ruling party, but it's unlikely to end the internal dispute.
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes is to be laid to rest on Wednesday and his one-day international number retired, as raw emotion grips the team.