(BBC) - Fast-food workers across the US staged a 24-hour strike on Thursday in protest at low wages.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has repatriated two Algerians held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than a decade, the Pentagon said on Thursday, in what the men's attorneys described as an involuntary transfer that ignored their pleas to go elsewhere.
(BBC) - A major storm hits northern Europe, leaving at least four people dead or missing, causing transport disruption and threatening the biggest tidal surge in decades.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican lawmakers are poised to send a landmark energy bill to Senate committees to start debate on a cornerstone of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic reform drive, a top ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday.
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a police intelligence headquarters in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens more, a health official said.
(Channel News Asia) - An Indonesian on trial for a foiled plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy confessed to being the mastermind on Thursday, saying he was "still at war" with anyone oppressing Muslims.
(BBC) - The UN mission in DR Congo starts to deploy surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity - its first such operation.
(Aswat Masriya) - Amr Moussa, the head of the constituent assembly, handed the draft constitution to interim President Adli Mansour on Tuesday.
(BBC) - A bomb blast in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, has killed at least four people, according to reports.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian authorities relaxed a curfew and intensified military patrols in Maiduguri on Tuesday, a day after suspected Islamist militants launched strikes on military bases in the northeast city.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican Senate committees on Tuesday passed an electoral reform demanded by the opposition, taking Congress a step closer to a bill to open up the oil and gas industry at the center of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic agenda.
(BBC) - The UN's human rights chief Navi Pillay says there is evidence Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be responsible for war crimes.