British singer Amy Winehouse was has been found dead at her flat in north London.
Initial reports had linked the victim to Iran's nuclear program.
A a high speed locomotive traveling from Hangzhou to Wenzhou has crashed into a stationary train in eastern China, killing dozens of people.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it is "unthinkable" for Ankara to normalize relations with Israel until it apologizes over its May 2010 raid on a Turkish ship heading for Gaza.
The family of journalist Reza Hoda Saber, who died of a heart attack last month while on a hunger strike in Iran's Evin prison, has complained to judiciary head Mohammad Sadegh Larijani about the circumstances of his death.
Several thousand protesters have attempted to march on the Ministry of Defense in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
Strikes are reported to have occurred not far from the compound of Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi, as well as in the east and southeast of Tripoli.
The Kazakh Foreign Ministry says it is concerned by the United States' decision to add Kazakhstan to a list of countries where terrorist actions are considered highly possible.
Tribal security guards have foiled a bomb attack on the shrine of a Sufi poet in Pakistan's Khyber tribal area.
At least 92 people are dead in Norway after a huge explosion in the capital, Oslo, struck near the office of the prime minister and a gunman opened fire on youths at a camp outside the city.
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambaev has secured an agreement with Russia that will allow for the resumption of Russian gasoline deliveries to Kyrgyzstan.
Opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (AHCP) activist Shahin Hasanli has been sentenced to two years in jail on charges of illegal possession of weapons and explosives.