A Cleveland man accused of holding three young women captive for a decade has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, rape and murder for beating one pregnant captive until she miscarried.
Nelson Mandela is responding better to treatment on his fifth day in hospital, South African President Jacob Zuma has told parliament.
Even before it can work out the how and why of its latest classified leak scandal, the US government is under legal challenge over the constitutionality of its phone surveillance, with the American Civil Liberties Union suing on the grounds that it tramples the rights to freed speech and privacy.
Turkish riot police using tear gas and water cannon battled protesters for control of Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday night as demonstrators defied Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's demand they clear the area and end 10 days of demonstrations.
Dominatrix who headed drug business gets 20 years' jail 2013.
A US watchdog has launched an inquiry into claims that diplomatic security staff tried to cover up alleged sex-and-drugs charges against agents and diplomats.
European leaders, stunned by revelations of an extensive US surveillance program that included their citizens, have moved to demand more information from Washington and said they would discuss ways to bolster their already stringent privacy laws.
Ten elderly women have escaped unharmed when the limousine they were in burst into flames while idling in northern California, authorities and a passenger say.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has "no more tolerance" for the mass anti-government demonstrations that have engulfed the country, as police clashed with demonstrators in Istanbul on a 12th day of unrest.
A large majority of Americans say the federal government should focus on investigating possible terrorist threats even if personal privacy is compromised, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Centre poll.