A sheriff's deputy was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range while fueling his patrol car in a "cold-blooded assassination," Texas authorities said Saturday, appealing for help in tracking down the killer.
Two French investigative journalists were charged with blackmail for demanding two million euros ($2.2 million) from the king of Morocco not to bring out a book purportedly containing damaging revelations about the monarch, legal sources said Saturday.
Burkina Faso's Constitutional Council on Saturday provisionally cleared 16 candidates for presidential elections in October but declared the candidate of ousted president Blaise Compaore's party ineligible.
Iran's military capability has not been affected by its nuclear deal last month with six world powers, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, moving to reassure hardliners that the deal was no sign of Iranian weakness.
Chinese President Xi Jinping granted an amnesty on Saturday to jailed war veterans and bedridden or disabled elderly prisoners to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
US National Security Advisor Susan Rice's visit to Islamabad was planned in advance and she is not making an "emergency visit" due to the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan, the White House asserted today, refuting media reports in this regard.
Myanmar has banned political parties from criticising the army or the military-dominated constitution in state media during campaigning for elections seen as a test of the country's transition from military rule.
Former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras urged supporters on Saturday to give him a fresh mandate to complete the country's political transformation, as polls showed his leftist Syriza party's lead slipping ahead of elections next month.
Initial autopsy results indicate that a former Polish archbishop who would have been the first high-ranking Catholic Church official to go on trial for child sex abuse died of natural causes linked to heart problems, the Vatican said today.
A road accident in Swaziland killed 38 girls and seriously injured 20 others who had been on their way to a traditional ceremony where King Mswati III can choose a new wife, pro-democracy activists reported.