After months of intense negotiations, global powers and Iran were going into a key weekend of talks yesterday amid signs they might be inching towards a historic nuclear deal to end a 13-year standoff.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has clocked up three years inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, after claiming that Swedish prosecutors cancelled a landmark meeting in his case last week.
Lake Lewisville floodwater encroaches on residential gardens in The Colony, Texas, as US President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for areas hammered by the severe weather that has killed at least 21 people, caused massive flooding and prompted evacuations.
Iraqi government forces take up position in Amriyat al-Fallujah, in Anbar province, as they prepare to try to recapture Ramadi.
Singapore prosecutors have demanded that a rebellious teenager be sent to a reformatory after he reposted a controversial video attacking the late independence leader Lee Kuan Yew.
Several hundred protesters in Myanmar's main city yesterday denied that boat people arriving on Southeast Asian shores are Rohingya Muslims, a religious minority the government and many others in the predominantly Buddhist nation say does not exist.
An eight-year-old boy has been handed over to Spain's child protection services after he was found curled up in a suitcase as a woman attempted to smuggle him across the border from Morocco.
An undersea volcano about 480km off Oregon's coast has been spewing lava for the past seven days, giving researchers unique insight into a hidden ocean hot spot.
Yemeni children, forced to flee their family homes, due to ongoing air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, take shelter in an underground water tunnel in Sanaa on Thursday.
The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury ended its four-year tour with a crash landing on Thursday. Nasa's Messenger plunged from orbit as planned and slammed into the sun's closest planet at about 14,081km/h, creating a crater an estimated 16 metres across.