Pro-Russian rebels have pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces and Kiev said it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce was being violated, leaving a European-brokered peace deal on the verge of collapse a day after it took effect.
Two men suspected of helping the gunman behind the deadly attacks in Copenhagen have appeared in court as Danes mourned the victims of a shooting spree that authorities said may have been inspired by the Paris terror attacks.
An Egyptian court has put ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi on trial on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, furthering a state crackdown on his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
True to all past form the fighting in eastern Ukraine continued throughout yesterday threatening to derail the peace deal created earlier last week by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine.
Foreigners will be barred from owning land in South Africa and no individual will be able to own more than 12,000 hectares, the equivalent of two farms, under legislation currently in the works, President Jacob Zuma said yesterday.
South Sudan has called off elections due in June and its cabinet plans to ask parliament to extend President Salva Kiir's term, a government spokesman said, as a violent power struggle between Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar rumbles on.
Two journalists with the Al-Jazeera English network have been released from an Egyptian prison after more than a year behind bars on terror-related charges in a case denounced as a sham by rights groups and the international community.
A federal judge has ordered an Alabama official to start issuing marriage licences to gay couples in compliance with an earlier order, but couples in most counties were still unable to obtain licences.
The son of actor Jackie Chan has been released from a Beijing jail after completing a six-month sentence for allowing people to use marijuana in his apartment, amid a crackdown on illegal narcotics in the Chinese capital.