Two men used a meat cleaver to hack a British soldier to death in broad daylight before dumping his body in the middle of a London road. "This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for tooth," said one of the attackers.
An uneasy calm prevailed Thursday morning in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli where days of clashes between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad left 16 people dead and wounded more than 156.
A jailed member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot told a court she is on a hunger strike after being barred from attending a parole appeal hearing in person, Russian state news agency Ria Novosti reported Wednesday.
Actor Sean Penn, a friend of Bolivian President Evo Morales, nonetheless angered the South American country's government after his call for the release of a U.S. businessman who has been imprisoned since 2011.
The image of a young Palestinian boy cowering behind his father as Israeli bullets rained down on them became a powerful symbol of the second Intifada. Now Israel insists its military is not to blame for the attack.