The US military has said it will provide intelligence and equipment to support the multinational force battling the militant islamists. The campaign's military commanders have complained of coordination problems and language barriers.
The convicted drug traffickers, from Australia, France, Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, Indonesia and the Philippines, will face a firing squad. Indonesia, known for its extremely strict drug laws, says it is suffering from a national "drug emergency."
The gunman who fired shots at both a synagogue and a free speech debate on Saturday was later killed by police. Two men suspected of giving the shooter 'advice and assistance' have been taken into custody.
Two polls this week showed that over three-quarters of Greeks support Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's motions to cancel Greece's bailout program, which had stipulated harsh cuts to the country's social programs in exchange for aid from wealthier neighbors.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack at a crowded bus station Sunday, but it fits the pattern of Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, which began using teenage girls as suicide bombers last year.
Eighteen hours into a new cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and Russian-backed separatists, shelling has continued in the strategic transit hub of Debaltseve, but gone quiet in the rest of the country.
Taliban militants stormed a Shiite muslim mosque in northwestern Pakistan on Friday. The attack marks the latest violence against a religious minority that has suffered repeated bombings and assassinations by hard-line Islamic militants.
Clashes appeared only to have increased since a peace agreement with European leaders was sealed Thursday in Minsk. On Friday in eastern Ukraine Russian-backed separatists mounted a major, sustained offensive to capture a strategic railway hub, killing at least 25 people across region.
Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino was convicted of manslaughter in the deaths of 32 passengers and crew in the 2012 capsizing as well as of causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship while many of the 4,200 passengers and crew were still onboard.