World number one Novak Djokovic won a fifth Australian Open title and his eighth Grand Slam Sunday, grinding down Britain's Andy Murray in four sets to heap more misery on the Scot.
The CIA and Israel's spy agency Mossad were behind an elaborate plot to kill Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in a 2008 car bomb attack in Syria, the Washington Post reported Friday.
As peace talks on the situation in Ukraine failed to deliver results and with the town of Debaltseve under constant shelling, Ukrainian authorities have moved to evacuate residents wishing to flee.
Boko Haram fighters stormed the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, sparking a running battle with Nigerian troops for control of the strategically crucial Borno state capital.
The purported beheading of a second Japanese hostage by the Islamic State group has sparked outrage in Japan and around the world, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying Japan "will not give in" to terrorism.
The Islamic State (IS) group released a video on Saturday purportedly showing the beheading of a second Japanese hostage, Kenji Goto, and threatening Japanese nationals in a statement addressed to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Peace talks on Ukraine ended without an agreement Saturday with a government representative accusing separatist envoys of undermining the meeting by making ultimatums and refusing to discuss plans for a ceasefire, Interfax news agency said.
AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS
Dieumerci Mbokani scored twice as Democratic Republic of Congo came back from 2-0 down midway through the second half to beat Congo 4-2 in a thrilling African Nations Cup quarter-final at Estadio de Bata on Saturday.