Taiwan: President Ma Ying Jeou refused to accept his defence minister's resignation today after a 24-year-old army recruit died of heatstroke while being punished for bringing a mobile phone onto base.
Thousands of people took to the streets across the US on Sunday night to protest at the acquittal of so-called neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman after jurors decided that he was within his rights to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
by Our Foreign Desk Hundreds of police reinforcements from Britain were deployed on Belfast's rubble-strewn streets on Saturday after Unionist riots over a blocked march left 32 officers, an MP and at least eight rioters wounded.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden possesses data that could prove far more "damaging" to the US government than anything ever before, but he has chosen not to release it, journalist Glenn Greenwald told an Argentinian newspaper at the weekend.
France: Two French human rights groups filed a legal complaint on Thursday targeting the US National Security Agency, the FBI and seven technology companies they said may have helped the US snoop on French citizens' emails and phonecalls.