This is all the Prez needs - North Korea threatening America with a nuclear attack.
Italians fatigued by politics may have switched on the television on Sunday night for a spot of escapism.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the recording that shows members of a Colorado college Ultimate Frisbee team doing the Harlem Shake.
On the stroke of 8pm on Thursday, as bells chimed and pilgrims stifled sobs, the Swiss guards who had been standing outside the apostolic palace of Castel Gandolfo retreated inside, their duty done.
Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius is expected to make contact with the grieving family of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he admits shooting dead at his home, his uncle said on Saturday.
Pussy Riot, the feminist punk rock band three of whose members are being prosecuted by the Russian authorities for singing an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral, have told the Observer they refused to be intimidated by the government's "brutality and cruelness" because they "had done nothing wrong".
By the end of the first week of Pussy Riot's trial, everyone in the shabby Moscow courthouse was tired.
Enrique Peña Nieto's victory in Mexico's presidential election amid a raging drug war opens a new and uncertain chapter in relations with the US. Some in Washington fear the return of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which ruled Mexico until 2000, will turn the clock back to an era of cosy deals with drug cartels and fraught relations with the gringos.
Qaislaz Zubaidi is eating lunch with his family in a pleasant park on the banks of the Tigris.
Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya for 42 years before he was overthrown last summer and killed by rebels in October.
President-elect Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood spent his first day in office on Monday locked in discussions with the military over choosing his cabinet, with an inbox piled high with challenges for the near future.
Oscar Pistorius has been has been released on bail at the end of a tense hearing which has gripped South Africa and the world.
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The mystery over South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius's role in the killing of the model Reeva Steenkamp has deepened amid a series of claims and counter-claims about what happened at his home in Pretoria last week.