BERLIN (AP) - Gale-force winds hit Scotland on Thursday, leaving thousands of homes without electricity and halting trains, as much of northwestern Europe braced for a storm that was expected to bring flooding to coastal areas and disrupt transport.
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Sweden has provided the United States with "unique" intelligence on Russia's leadership, according to new documents leaked by US fugitive Edward Snowden and revealed on Thursday by Swedish public broadcaster SVT.
SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian DJ whose royal prank call to a London hospital resulted in the suicide of a nurse has settled her workplace lawsuit with the network and resigned.
SANAA (REUTERS) - A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into the gate of Yemen's defence ministry in the capital Sanaa on Thursday causing "a large number of casualties", a source at the ministry told Reuters.
MONTREAL (AFP) - Weeks before the public first became aware of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's crack video, the disgraced politician may have tried to buy it, according to court documents made public Wednesday.