Germany took the dramatic step on Thursday of asking the top US intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the year-long spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency.
At least 77 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday, and militants kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities in warfare showing no signs of ending soon.
Upping its ante, Pakistan on Thursday asserted that it had never accepted Kashmir's accession to India saying that the UNSC mandate remains till the Kashmir issue is resolved.
Hamas-ruled Gaza witnessed its bloodiest day since November, 2012 as Israel’s military said it targeted 118 concealed rocket launchers, 10 Hamas command-and-control centres and 10 tunnels, overnight injuring nearly 300.
At least 74 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday, and militants kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and other cities in warfare showing no signs of ending the violence soon.
Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the Japanese mainland on Thursday bringing widespread flooding, ripping trees from their roots and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as tens of thousands were urged to seek shelter.
A US teenager is fighting efforts by police who want to take photos of him in a sexually aroused state to try to prove a sexting case against him. Prosecutors in Virginia told a judge they need photos of the 17-year-old's erect penis to compare against the evidence.
A well-known Tibetan author and activist said Wednesday that she and her husband have been put under house arrested for being invited to a dinner where visiting US secretary of state, John Kerry was expected to be the chief guest.
Russia launched its first new design of space rocket since the Soviet era from the northern military space port of Plesetsk on Wednesday, aiming to break its reliance on foreign suppliers as well as the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Russia granted Snowden a one-year visa in August 2013 despite the United States wanting Moscow to send him home to face criminal charges, including espionage, for disclosing secret US Internet and telephone surveillance programmes.
Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.
While Frontier Airlines flight waited for bad weather to clear, the pilot of the plane called for 35 pizzas to feed all the passengers aboard. The plane, which was already hours behind schedule, sat on the ground at the small airport for about two hours.
The BBC said Wednesday it will launch a new social media service in Thailand to offer people another source of information at a time when the junta has imposed widespread censorship over domestic media.
German authorities said police had searched the Berlin-area home and office of a man who, local media reported, is a German military employee accused of passing secrets to the United States.
Twenty members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in Syrian air force raids on Wednesday against the jihadists' bastion in Raqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.