Men working illegally in an abandoned gold mine near Johannesburg were trapped Saturday morning. Rescue teams cleared the shaft entrance and pulled at least 11 to safety, though a number remain below ground.
Government forces raided the home of Leopoldo Lopez Sunday morning, searching for the opposition leader who has been in hiding since Wednesday. On Saturday authorities used rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a group of students protesting.
Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal the NSA and the Australian Signals Directorate worked together to conduct surveillance of the Indonesian government and a Chicago-based law firm representing them in trade disputes with the US.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused his rivals of stoking unrest Saturday, speaking to thousands of supporters Caracas. This week three protesters were shot dead during an opposition-led march.
On Saturday, Turkey's parliament passed a law giving the government more control over the body which appoints senior members of the judiciary. The issue has divided the ruling party and the main opposition party, and brought politicians to blows Friday night.
Wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour ripped across Britain Saturday. In London a taxi driver was killed when part of a building fell on her car. In the English Channel an elderly cruise passenger died when a 'freak wave' struck his ship.
Peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition forces lasted less than half an hour Saturday, and ended with no date set for a third session. A main point of contention continues to be the discussion of a transitional government.
Belgian legislators are expected to pass a law that allows children under age 12, judged mature enough to decide, to end their lives. Belgium would be the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age.
US Secretary of State John Kerry dismissed North Korea's demand to cancel upcoming joint US-South Korean military exercises. North Korea is threatening to cancel planned family reunions later this month.