Officially, he might not be a fugitive. But Edward Snowden, the man Washington most wants to run to ground - just as soon as it gets its legal paperwork in order - has emerged from hiding in Hong Kong, insisting he wants a legal showdown in the island's courts.
Israel would rather destroy the S-300 system than see it in Syrian hands, writes Sheera Frenkel from Jerusalem.
Britain's Supreme Court has restored a £17.5 million ($29 million) settlement between Michael Prest, the founder of Nigerian oil firm Petrodel, and his ex-wife Yasmin. Its decision is seen as ending legal arrangements that amounted to a ''cheats' charter''.
Before there was Edward Snowden there was Mark Klein, a telecommunications technician who alleged that AT&T was allowing US spies to siphon vast amounts of customer data without warrants.
For years, perhaps even centuries, it has been an open secret in Rome: some prelates in the Vatican hierarchy are gay. But the whispers were amplified this week after Pope Francis, in a private audience, appeared to acknowledge what he called a ''gay lobby'' operating inside the Vatican, vying for power and influence.
Edward Snowden, the self-confessed leaker of secret surveillance documents, claims the US has mounted massive hacking operations against hundreds of Chinese targets since 2009.
When Maria Andriopoulou switches on her television she no longer knows what to watch now the Greek government has shut the country's public broadcaster.
The mighty Mekong, the lifeblood of many Asian nations, and holiday destination for an increasing number of Australians, is being heavily dammed. Can the river, and the people who depend on it, survive?
Zimbabwe was plunged into fresh political crisis on Thursday as Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai vowed to fight a unilateral decision by President Robert Mugabe to hold elections on July 31.
Going straight after a lifetime spent as a member of Japan's feared yakuza organised crime mobs poses a number of challenges. Chief among them is what to do about the fingers you chopped off.