Tunisian police clashed with supporters of Ansar al-Sharia on Sunday in Kairouan and in the suburbs of Tunis, where some 500 followers of the radical Islamist group were protesting after their annual congress was banned.
French police on Sunday were questioning a 48-year-old British national suspected of slitting the throats of his two children, aged 5 and 10. The children's bodies were discovered Saturday at his apartment in Saint-Priest, a suburb of Lyon.
With the Beatles playing in the background, a teary-eyed David Beckham received a grand farewell from his teammates, family and fans on Saturday as he played his last game with Paris club PSG before heading into retirement.
“Only Teardrops”, a Danish entry by Emmelie De Forest, won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday in Malmo, Sweden. The kitschy annual competition is watched by some 125 million viewers worldwide.
English flyback Jonny Wilkinson said his European Cup victory with Toulon, a club often accused of buying success with its 20-million-euro-plus budget, was "right up there," if not "beyond" the World Cup title he won with England, ten year ago.
The vice president of former cricket star Imran Khan's Movement for Justice party, Zohra Shahid Hussain, was shot dead outside her Karachi home on Saturday. Her death comes on the eve of a partial re-vote following last week's disputed election.
Raha Moharrak on Saturday made history when she became the first female mountaineer from Saudi Arabia to successfully scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Saudi women are practically barred from any sports activity.
After months of bitter political debate, French President François Hollande has signed into law a controversial gay marriage bill, a day after the country's Constitutional Council threw out a legal challenge by the right-wing opposition.
Parts of northeast Nigeria imposed a round-the-clock curfew on Saturday as residents fled air strikes targeting Boko Haram strongholds. US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned the military to use "discipline" in its offensive against Islamists.
Thousands of Italians marched through Rome on Saturday to protest against austerity, with union leaders calling on the new government to focus on creating jobs. Italy is stuck in its longest recession since quarterly records began in 1970.
Conservative lawmakers on Saturday blocked a law strengthening protections for Afghan women for being un-Islamic. Among other measures, the law would ban child marriage and prevent rape victims from being charged with fornication.
North Korea fired three short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan on Saturday, South Korean officials said. Pyongyang recently withdrew two mid-range missiles from its eastern coast following a period of heightened tensions with the US and Seoul.
The UN voted Friday to add French Polynesia to its decolonisation list, affirming the inhabitants' right to "self-determination and independence". The British-ruled Falkland Islands and the US Virgin Islands are also on the list.
Newly-minted Russian citizen and French actor Gérard Depardieu told a Russian daily Saturday that President Vladimir Putin was “like Pope John Paul II” and a man “trying to return (…) dignity to the people”.
Lawyers for the French manufacturer PIP, whose faulty breast implants caused a global health scare, used the final day of a fraud trial to deny wrongdoing on Friday as the court said it would deliver a verdict in December.