French President Francois Hollande's girlfriend, and France's effective first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, was hospitalized Friday after a French magazine published accusations Hollande was having an affair with a French actress.
A car bomb outside a busy bus station killed at least nine and wounded 16 people Sunday, in Baghdad. In a neighborhood to the north, a car bomb near a group of taxis and buses killed at least four, and wounded 12.
Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago of 176 islands, was hit by Cyclone Ian Saturday, with winds up to 178 miles per hour. At least one person was killed, and authorities are still searching remote islands for more victims.
Thai protesters, who are trying to force caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra out of office, are planning to occupy seven key intersection in Bangkok Monday, a move sure to throw a city known for traffic jams into chaos.
American and Kenyan officials have found no evidence the gunmen escaped in September's attack at Nairobi's Westgate Mall. Investigators are still working to identify the whole network of individuals involved in the attack.
With scheduled Syrian peace negotiations less than two weeks away, Secretary of State John Kerry will push for attendance by the president of the Syrian National Coalition, the main Western-backed rebel group. Expectations for the talks are low.
A fire that broke out in southwest China burned for nearly 10 hours Saturday, and destroyed an ancient Tibetan town, whose streets were too narrow for fire trucks. The town, Dukezong, had been a popular tourist destination.
Tensions are high as anti-government protests continue, echoing those in 2006. Protesters hope to shut down Bangkok by blocking traffic Monday. Eight people have been killed in the protests over the past two months.
Miss Venezuela murder: In response to the killing of former Miss Venezuela, Monica Spear, and a British citizen, Venezuela President Maduro announced a security meeting on Wednesday with officials of Venezuela's 79 most dangerous cities.
Dennis Rodman and other former NBA All Stars will play against a team of North Koreans on Wednesday, a 'birthday present' for leader Kim Jong-un who Rodman called his 'friend for life' during a visit last year.