Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided the Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, has died.
One of two Canadian soldiers run down by a car driven by a suspected Islamic militant has died, police said, the first such incident in Canada since the country joined the fight against Islamic State militants.
POPE Francis will travel to Turkey next month, his first visit to the predominantly Muslim country which has become a refuge for Christians fleeing Islamic State militants in neighbouring Syria and in Iraq.
The US Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions.
Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani, while America air-dropped arms for the first time to help the defenders resist an Islamic State assault while US jets also carried out a series of air strikes near the town.