Car bombs killed at least 39 people across Iraq on Sunday and wounded more than 120, mainly targeting busy commercial streets in and around the capital, police sources said.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra proposed a referendum on her future on Sunday and promised to resign if that was what the people wanted, as anti-government protesters prepared for a final push to try to force her from power.
A frigid winter storm that left hundreds of thousands of people without power in the Southeastern United States was pushing up the East Coast on Sunday, with snow and ice threatening to snarl road travel and force another round of airline cancellations.
U.N. inspectors visited an Iranian plant on Sunday linked to a planned heavy-water reactor that could yield nuclear bomb fuel, taking up an initial offer by Tehran to open its disputed nuclear programme to greater scrutiny.
British royal Prince Harry has been forced to suspend his expedition to the South Pole due to safety concerns.
American survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, many of them in their 90s, will gather on Saturday near Honolulu to mark the anniversary of the attack in 1941.
French soldiers were cheered on Saturday as they began patrolling densely-populated neighbourhoods of Central African Republic's capital Bangui, which has been rocked by waves of killings between Muslim and Christian communities.
The Israeli army said on Saturday that an Israeli military vehicle had been damaged by a bomb set off by Syrians on frontier of the occupied Golan Heights.
Iran is moving ahead with testing more efficient uranium enrichment technology, a spokesman for its atomic energy agency said on Saturday, in news that may concern world powers who last month agreed a deal to curb Tehran's atomic activities.