Ukrainian officials have accused Russian Army officers of fighting with separatists in eastern Ukraine and suggested a military transport plane was shot down with a rocket from Russian territory.
Gordimer's novels -- which included "A Guest of Honour," "The Conservationist," and "A Sport of Nature" -- and other work have been published in 40 languages around the world.
Two men were flogged in public in the south-central Iranian city of Shiraz for eating during fasting hours in the holy month of Ramadan.
Outspoken Iranian blogger Mehdi Khazali has been released from jail for health reasons.
Russia says its participation in the Farnborough Airshow, beginning July 14 in Britain, is limited by visa problems.
Authorities in Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh claim their forces have succeeded in a special operation aimed at "neutralizing saboteurs" from Azerbaijan.
Two car bombs in Baghdad have killed at least six people.
The Czech Defense Ministry says a soldier who was seriously injured in a blast that killed four other Czech servicemen in Afghanistan last week has died.
The president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region is due to meet Turkish leaders in Ankara on July 14.
Kyiv is accusing Russia of building up forces on its border with Ukraine and says that separatists backed by "Russian mercenaries" are firing on Ukrainian border guards in an attempt to bring armored vehicles into the country.
Russian consular staff have visited Roman Seleznyov, a Russian national arrested by the U.S. on fraud charges, in Guam, where he is being held.
Two Belarusian tourists have been found dead on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East.