In the United Kingdom, several journalists are pursuing legal action after finding that London's Metropolitan Police had secretively been monitoring their movements and behavior on a top secret database engineered to capture "domestic extremism."
Ukraine said Russia has thousands of troops in its conflict-ravaged east and vowed to boost its own military capacity, ratcheting up tensions Saturday after Kiev's new coalition pledged to make joining NATO a priority.
A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan late Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, flattening houses, as media reported 15 people were briefly trapped under collapsed buildings.
The father of Michael Brown has appealed for calm ahead of the grand jury decision against a police officer. President Obama has joined in the appeals but protesters were out in force on Friday night in Ferguson, Missouri anyway.
Somalia's Shebab Islamists on Saturday ambushed a bus in Kenya and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers in what they said was revenge for police raids on mosques in the troubled port of Mombasa."I can confirm...
Israel will continue its illegal policy of collectively punishing the families of Palestinian terrorists by demolishing their homes, despite protests by top American and European officials.