The United States, Britain and Canada have blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and others tried to "cynically manipulate" the process by setting a deadline for Israel and its neighbours to meet within months on a Middle East zone free of such arms.
A man was pronounced dead after collapsing at his flat - then began to move his limbs as he was about to be taken to the mortuary.
Town halls have called for an outright ban on legal highs to be announced in the Queen's Speech.
Islamic State (IS) militants have hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the historic town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said.
Around 40 people have been killed in what authorities said was a fierce gun battle between suspected drug traffickers and police on a ranch in western Mexico - the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory.