Negotiators mull extension of Iran nuclear deadline
Iran and nations seeking to resolve a standoff over Tehran's nuclear program have been considering an extension to talks. The expiry of an interim agreement seeking a permanent solution has been drawing closer.
Tunisian presidential poll looks set for runoff vote
Tunisia's incumbent President Moncef Marzouki is set to face secular former premier Beji Caid Essebsi in a run-off vote for the presidency. Neither man could manage an outright majority in the first round.
Bomber targets Afghan volleyball final
An Afghan volleyball tournament has been turned into carnage by a suicide bomber. Officials in Paktika province say at least 45 people, mostly spectators, were killed. Hundreds had gathered to watch the match final.
Italy's first woman in space arrives on board ISS
A Soyuz capsule carrying astronauts from three countries has docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Among those arriving on board is Italy's first woman in space.
Workers finish recovery of MH17 wreckage: Netherlands
The Dutch government says the week-long operation to recover wreckage from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is complete. Continued fighting around the broad debris field had delayed the operation.
Burkina Faso military retains power in new cabinet
Authorities in Burkina Faso have issued a decree alocating ministerial posts in an interim government. The military claimed six posts, including the key ministries of the interior and defense.
'Arms for Kurds' rattles Greens conference
Germany's opposition Greens have reaffirmed pacifist rejection of German arms deliveries. But, they've given Green deputies leeway to cast conscience votes in parliament on arming Kurds in Iraq to fend off "IS" jihadis.
German intelligence: Dozens of Germans killed fighting for 'IS'
German intelligence sources say some 60 Germans have died fighting for the jihadist group "Islamic State." Many others have returned from conflict zones in Syria and Iraq - and now pose a threat at home.