Fast food restaurant Arby's has paid $44 100 for a Vivienne Westwood hat made famous by producer-rapper-singer Pharrell Williams.
Uganda's government has been hit with substantial aid cuts after the president enacted a severe anti-gay law.
A Ugandan newspaper has published a list of what it called the country's "200 top" gay people, which included some prominent Ugandans.
Hooded soldiers carrying sniper rifles have unleashed a sweeping crackdown across Mogadishu in a hunt for militants and weapons.
Despite international pressure and rights groups condemneding it, President Yoweri Museveni is expected to sign a controversial anti-gay Bill.
Elusive British street artist Banksy has sold one of three pieces of work at a Miami auction for $575 000.
The Olympic flame has reached Sochi, following a 65 000km route, the longest in the history of the Games.
The first trial in France over the 1994 Rwandan genocide which left at least a half-million people dead has opened in a Paris court.
Zimbabwe's cricketers have agreed to end their boycott over unpaid wages and are returning to training, says coach Andy Waller.
The African Union has closed ranks in demanding that the ICC drop criminal proceedings against sitting presidents.