Afghan officials say a senior aide to President Hamid Karzai has been killed in an attack on his home in the Afghan capital.
British media reports say Rebekah Brooks, the former head of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper wing, has been arrested over phone hacking allegations.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States strongly backs Greece's austerity measures as the country battles a crippling financial crisis that is threatening to spill over to bigger European economies.
At least 10 insurgents have been reported killed when Afghan and foreign troops targeted a group of Taliban who had gathered in an empty school building in the Shewa district of eastern Nangarhar Province.
Russia is preparing to raise the wreckage of the "Bulgaria" cruise ship, a week after it sank in the republic of Tatarstan with more than 200 people onboard, many of them children.
The prosecutor investigating the worst terror attack on Argentine soil, the 1994 bombing of a Jewish charities building in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people, has urged Iran to hand over suspects in the case.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in Cuba to begin chemotherapy, nearly a month after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.
NATO says its forces hit a military store, three radar sites, and an antiaircraft missile launcher during air strikes east of Libya's capital early on July 17.
A meeting of Syrian opposition figures in Istanbul elected a 25-member "national salvation" council composed of Islamists, liberals, and independents.
China has blasted U.S. President Barack Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama, saying it interfered in China's internal affairs.
The organizers of a prominent German political prize have bowed to public pressure and withdrew its choice of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for the annual role model award.
Syrian forces killed at least 32 civilians on July 15, including 23 in the capital, Damascus, in an intensifying crackdown on protests against President Bashar al-Assad, activists said.