US government websites have been hacked with a message supporting the Islamic State terrorist group.
Turkish police have stopped LGBT activists from gathering in large numbers for a Pride event in Istanbul.
Activists are collecting money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged.
Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, saying their sweeping list of ultimatums has threatened the small Gulf country's sovereignty.
At least 1,000 people have been evacuated as a forest fire in southern Spain threatened a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species.
Artifacts connected to some of America's most notorious gangsters have sold for more than 100,000 dollars (£78,000) at auction.
Young protesters have broken down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital.
Chinese crews have recovered nine bodies and are still searching for 109 others about 30 hours after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in the south-western province of Sichuan.
The Syrian government on Saturday released hundreds of detainees including some who backed the insurgency against President Bashar Assad on the eve of a major Muslim holiday.
Egypt's president on Saturday ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, following through on his assertion earlier this week that the matter was closed.
A father found out his son was still alive after a body misidentified by officials was buried.
Turkish authorities say they will not allow the Istanbul Pride march to take place on Sunday - the third year in a row the celebration has been banned.
Two giant pandas have received a celebrity welcome in Berlin from the mayor and Chinese ambassador after they weathered a long flight from China.
Qatar has said it is "very comfortable" and can survive the economic and diplomatic steps its neighbours have taken to pressure it "forever".
A Dutch journalist has told of his "very hard" experience after he and a colleague were freed unharmed following almost a week held captive by leftist rebels in Colombia .
A Swiss journalist has died from injuries she suffered in a mine blast in Mosul earlier this week while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group.
The governor of California has blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis.
A 125lb gentle giant named Martha has been crowned the winner of the 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
More than 120 people have been buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to crash into their homes in a mountain village in south-western China early on Saturday, officials said.
Ivanka Trump must give evidence in a dispute with an Italian shoemaker over one of her company's designs, a judge has said.
The death toll from twin blasts in Parachinar has climbed to 67, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan to 85.
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said.
The CIA's director held a secret negotiation with Syria's intelligence chief this year as part of efforts to free a US journalist taken hostage in the Arab country five years ago, according to reports.