NEW YORK (AFP) - Former US congressman Anthony Weiner, who gained notoriety after tweeting sexual shots of himself, hit the campaign trail on Thursday, one day after announcing his bid to run for New York mayor.
The soldier killed on the streets of southeast London on Wednesday has been identified by the UK Ministry of Defence as Lee Rigby, 25, a fusilier who had served stints in Cyprus and Afghanistan, and a father of a two-year-old boy.
JEDDAH (AFP) - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday condemned what it called the "brutal and barbaric" killing of a British soldier in London in what the authorities suspect was an act by Islamic militants.
BUCHAREST (AP) - The authorities say 18 people have been taken to hospitals, including one in a coma, after a tent collapsed when heavy rain and strong winds hit the Romanian capital.
OGIDI, Nigeria (AFP) - Thousands mourned Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe on Thursday at the hometown funeral of the man regarded as the father of modern African literature, best known for his seminal novel Things Fall Apart.