Burundi's government has slammed international criticism over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term, saying the president's decision should not be "discussed."
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has postponed his two-day official visit to Pakistan due to the death of his mother, his spokeswoman Natalya Eismont said.
A total of 22 prisoners have been hanged in the northern Iranian city of Karag since the weekend, the Iran Human Rights group reported, condemning the mass executions.
Facing the possibility of a jail term, Indian ethnic former president Bharrat Jagdeo has been cautioned to not leave Guyana without the court's permission.
An Austrian court sentenced a 14-year-old boy to two years in prison, not only for his wish to participate in the war in Syria, but also because he apparently had plans to commit terrorist attacks in Vienna.
US President Barack Obama has pledged federal assistance in the rescue and recovery of Texas' catastrophic flooding.
The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has said there has been an increase in the number of women and children being used to conduct suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria.
US President Barack Obama urged all NATO member countries to play a role in helping stabilise Afghanistan.
The US Capitol Building and the US Capitol Visitor Center were evacuated after alarm sounded in both buildings, police said.
The 2,000-year-old Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra has not been damaged by Islamic State terrorists who ovverran the ancient city, a top Syrian archaeology official said.