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.
BENGHAZI (AFP) - An American teacher was shot dead in Benghazi on Thursday, 15 months after a deadly attack on the United States consulate in Libya's second city, medical and security officials said.
ROME (Reuters) - Italian farmers paraded small, pink pigs in protest outside Parliament on Thursday, declaring they were being driven to ruin by hams and salami sold as 'Made in Italy' but produced largely elsewhere.