More foreign leaders flocked to Saudi Arabia paying their respects to King Salman on Sunday, as the normally gridlocked streets of Riyadh turned quiet during a day of mourning for his predecessor Abdullah.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking to his US counterpart John Kerry on Sunday, blamed the upsurge in fighting in eastern Ukraine on government forces he said were "constantly" shelling towns.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday that he saw "no alternative" to a September truce with separatist rebels, after a weekend rocket assault that killed 30 people in a government-held city.
In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote
South African authorities have re-established order - for now - in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed.
A Chinese mother has been charged with human trafficking for allegedly conspiring with a doctor to sell her baby boy for almost $7,000, media reported on Sunday, the latest case highlighting the country's lucrative child market.
Air Force One is the world's most sophisticated aircraft; the Beast - the armoured limousine for the world's most powerful leader - is no slouch. President Barack Obama arrives in Delhi on Sunday morning. The Beast - and a stand-in - have arrived in a special aircraft and are parked at Delhi's international airport.