Afghan officials have begun an investigation into claims of fraud in the runoff presidential election made by candidate Abdullah Abdullah.
Five civilians from the same family were killed in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar Province when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb.
Eight former police officers in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan have been sentenced to prison terms of between two and 15 years in a high-profile torture case.
Some 300 supporters of detained former Kyrgyz parliament speaker Akmatbek Keldibekov say they will continue blockading a highway, despite a court ruling to disband the protest.
A former police officer in Russia's North Caucasus region of Stavropol Krai has been found dead.
At least six people have been killed after a fire swept through an oil refinery in Russia.
A journalist in Russia who had been missing for several days has been found dead in the country's Kirov region.
Argentina has defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina by a score of 2-1 in the Balkan country's first ever World Cup tournament game.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) says it has seized another city in northern Iraq shortly after claiming to have massacred hundreds of Iraqi soldiers.
Media reports in China say 13 people have been executed for terrorism and violent crimes in the restive northwestern Xinjiang region.
Reports from northern Iraq say the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized a mainly Turkoman city near Mosul -- despite claims by Iraq's government that it had "regained the initiative" against the Al-Qaeda splinter group.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has claimed that the ruling Georgian Dream coalition has emerged victorious in the country's local elections.