Two television journalists were shot and killed in the US state of Virginia today in an attack during a live early-morning broadcast, while the suspect shot and killed himself several hours later after a police chase.
Sebastian Coe has been elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, beating Ukraine's Sergey Bubka by 115 votes to 92 in a ballot at the governing body's 50th Congress.
Watched over by US Secretary of State John Kerry, US marines have raised the American flag at the embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years, symbolically ushering in an era of renewed diplomatic relations between the two Cold War-era foes.
US President Barack Obama's hopes of preserving the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers were dealt a setback this morning when Chuck Schumer, one of the top Democrats in the US Senate, said he would oppose the agreement.
The International Monetary Fund should put off any move to add the yuan to its benchmark currency basket until after September 2016, IMF staff said in a report which showed a mixed performance of the renminbi on meeting key financial norms.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has denounced the deal reached by the United States and other world powers on Iran's nuclear programme by saying President Barack Obama is marching Israelis "to the door of the oven," in a reference to the Holocaust.