Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki rejects calls for an emergency "national salvation" government to counter jihadist-led Sunni rebels.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle has settled 30 sexual abuse claims by men who attended two religious schools as long ago as six decades.
Iran's hopes of qualifying for the 2014 Fifa World Cup last 16 end as they lose to already-eliminated Bosnia-Hercegovina.
China's most senior serving politician to be investigated for corruption since President Xi Jinping took power is removed from office.
The West warns Russia it may impose new sanctions as fighting flares up in eastern Ukraine despite a truce between government forces and pro-Russian rebels.
The US Supreme court has rules against Aereo in a landmark case that pit the start-up TV company against some of the biggest US broadcasters.
Brazilians follow the fashion set by players in their World Cup football squad
A moderate Sri Lankan monk who has been critical of Buddhist hard-liners is charged with falsely alleging that he was abducted and assaulted.
Rafael Nadal is unfazed by Wimbledon second-round opponent Lukas Rosol, who beat him in 2012, says coach Toni Nadal.
A leading Shia opposition figure in Bahrain, Khalil Marzook of Wefaq, is cleared of charges including "inciting terrorism" at a trial in Manama.
Primark investigates a shopper's claim that she found a "cry for help" note inside a pair of Primark trousers alleging slave labour conditions in a Chinese prison.
British singer Sam Smith mirrors his UK chart success on the other side of the Atlantic by entering Billboard's Top 200 at number two.
Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon breaks the record held by former Cameroon striker Roger Milla to become the oldest player ever to take part in a World Cup match.
A French court acquits a doctor of poisoning charges after giving lethal injections to help seven of his terminally ill patients die.
The Sudanese woman freed from death row, Meriam Ibrahim, is accused of trying to leave the country with fake documents, her lawyer tells the BBC.
The US is set to rename the street in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington DC after a noted Chinese dissident.
The US economy suffered its worst performance for five years in the first quarter 2014, a third official estimate has shown.
A big explosion rocks an area near a busy market in the Nigerian capital, Abuja - injuries have been reported.
A Nigerian man is sent to a mental institute in Kano state after declaring that he did not believe in God, according to a humanist charity.
Alexander Matusov, wanted in connection with dozens of murders and kidnappings in his native Russia, is arrested in Thailand.