The Syrian army backed by tanks stormed early Sunday the violence-hit city of Hama after nearly one month of siege on the city, reportedly killing at least 24 people, pan-Arab al-Jazeera TV cited witnesses and activists as reporting.
Libyan rebel fighters from Misrata have pushed closer to entering the coastal town of Zlitan after 48 hours of fierce fighting.
Turkey's president acknowledged Saturday that the resignation of the nation's top military commanders was unprecedented, but he said it would not cause a crisis.
A pleasure boat carrying 15 people sank in the Moscow river after bumping into a cargo barge early Sunday, leaving at least one killed and 7 others missing, local press reported.
A stuffed toy of Little Mole, the Czech cartoon hero, returned home Friday after a voyage to outer space on NASA's shuttle Endeavour.
Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips married England rugby star Mike Tindall on Saturday.
Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he was reviving a stalled deal to buy multi-million-dollar fighter jets from the United States.
US and Pakistani officials say the CIA station chief who ran operations in Pakistan during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is leaving his post due to illness.
The trial venue of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been changed to a police academy in Cairo, Chief Justice of the Cairo Court of Appeals el-Sayyed Abdel- Aziz Omar announced Saturday.
The US House of Representatives Saturday voted to reject the debt ceiling plan put forward by Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid.
Forty three Republican Senators of the United States said Saturday that they opposed the debt ceiling plan put forward by Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid, fresh evidence of the bitter debt ceiling deadlock.
An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit Japan's northeastern Fukushima Prefecture and its vicinity on early Sunday morning, said the Japan Meteorological Agency.