South Africa's famous Olympic sprinter, Oscar Pistorius, has been arrested and charged with murder following a deadly shooting at his residence in Pretoria.
Pope Benedict has announced his resignation from the papacy. He will resign on February 28.
French and Malian soldiers are on high alert in the northern town of Gao, a day after Islamist militants launched an assault to retake the city.
Indian officials say a stampede at a train station Sunday during a religious holiday killed at least 36 people.