Clashes between Egyptian security forces and football fans in Cairo continued late into Saturday night leaving two people dead and scores injured. The violence erupted in response to a court ruling on last years football stadium riot in which more than 70 people were killed.
The Vatican said Friday that cardinals gathered in Rome to elect a new pope would begin the actual election process, known as the papal conclave, Tuesday. In a statement released by the press office of the Holy See shortly before 7 p.m. in Rome, the Vatican said the cardinals will celebrate Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Tuesday morning and then enter into the conclave in the afternoon.
There have been mixed reactions in South Korea, after the UN’s decided to step up sanctions against Pyongyang and the North’s reaction to end all non-aggression pacts with Seoul.
The star dancer accused of masterminding the attack on the Bolshoi ballet chief says he gave the go-ahead for the attack, but did not order the perpetrator to throw acid on the artistic director's face. Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko told a Moscow court on Thursday that he had complained about ballet chief Sergei Filin to an acquaintance, who offered to "beat him up."
Thousands of Venezuelans are expected to line the streets Wednesday morning as Hugo Chavez's remains are taken from the military hospital where he died to the Fuerte Tiuna Military Academy in Caracas. The country has declared seven days of mourning, closed schools for the rest of the week and deployed armed forces to "guarantee peace."
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is suffering from a new, severe respiratory infection following cancer surgery, the government information minister has said.
At least 15 people were killed in attacks by machete-wielding gangs on Monday as Kenyans queued to vote in a presidential election they hope will rebuild the country's image after a disputed 2007 poll unleashed weeks of tribal bloodshed.
At least 16 people have died in clashes in Bangladesh at the start of a strike called over a death sentence given to an Islamist party leader. Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, of Jamaat-e-Islami, was sentenced on charges including murder, rape and torture during the war of independence in 1971.