Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
and previously considered the second most powerful man in the
secretive state, has been executed after a special military
tribunal found him guilty of treason, media are reporting.
The Texas actress who admitted making toxins to send to
President Barack Obama and the mayor of New York was more
intent on framing her husband than in killing prominent
politicians, a federal prosecutor says.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth was so incensed with royal police
officers eating nuts from bowls left out in the corridors of
Buckingham Palace that she drew lines on the sides in a bid
to catch them out, a London court has heard.
The heads of Thailand's powerful military have agreed to a
weekend meeting with the leader of the movement seeking to
overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, deepening
uncertainty about the country's immediate political future.
Ukrainian protesters stood their ground after an overnight
sweep by riot police and their leaders dismissed an offer of
talks from a president they say must quit for favouring ties
with Russia over the European Union.