French troops have advanced deeper into the Central African Republic to try to restore order after hundreds of people were killed by Christian and Muslim militia groups.
Car bombs have killed at least 39 people across Iraq and injured more than 120.
US President Barack Obama has defended an interim deal with Iran to curb its nuclear programme.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has proposed a referendum on her future and promised to resign if that was what the people wanted.
Ukrainian opposition leaders have told journalists in Kiev that they did not order protesters to pull down and destroy a statue of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.
Thousands of people have spent a second night on the streets of South Africa to mark the passing of Nelson Mandela.
Thousands of residents of the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, fled their homes to escape the waves of killings between Muslim and Christian communities.
An 85-year-old Korean War veteran held for more than a month by North Korea as a war criminal arrived in San Francisco to be reunited with his family.