PARIS (AFP) - Armed robbers on Thursday raided a jewellery store near the posh Place Vendome in Paris, making off with luxury watches worth 800,000 euros (S$1.37 million), a source close to the investigation said.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (Reuters/AP) – At least 105 people have been killed during fighting in Central African Republic’s capital on Thursday, according to a Reuters witness and an aid worker.
LONDON (AFP) - A man on trial for the gruesome murder of a British soldier tried to behead him because he thought it the most "humane" way to kill him, comparing it to halal butchery, a court heard on Thursday.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Looking to soothe irritated relations with Israel, America's top diplomat on Thursday pledged to support the Jewish state's security throughout separate negotiations with Iran and the Palestinians - including Israel's demand that it "defend itself, by itself".
LONDON (Reuters) - Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper business, authorised an illegal £4,000 (S$8,200) payment for a picture of Prince William dressed as a "James Bond girl" and wearing a bikini, a London court was told on Thursday.