Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, who lead Vietnam to victory over French, and later American forces, died Friday. Giap was the country's last famous communist revolutionary, known for his use of guerilla tactics. His legacy was second only to Ho Chi Minh.
Somali witnesses and intelligence officials say foreign forces, probably either American or French, were behind an early-morning raid targeting 'high-profile' militants in a Southern Somali village on Saturday.
Greece's government persists in building a case against leaders of Golden Dawn, a Nazi-inspired political party that has gained support in recent years. The government alleges Golden Dawn members have been participants in several recent violent attacks.
The attack began shortly after midnight and targeted an agricultural college in northeastern Nigeria. The attack is believed to be linked to Boko Haram, a terrorist group opposed to Western education and seeking to set up an Islamist state.
Miss Philippines is US-born contestant Megan Young, a 23-year-old studying digital film. Miss Philippines moved to the Philippines when she was 10 years old. The Miss World beauty contest was the subject of radical Islamist protests.
Gambia president targets gays in UN speech. Gambia president Yahya Jammeh said "we Muslims and Africans will fight to end this behavior." A 2011 U.N. study found that more than 76 countries criminalize gay and lesbian relations.