A 50-year-old man has been killed in a shark attack off a beach in Byron Bay, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland, officials say. via BBC News – Australia shark attack: Man killed at Byron Bay.
A Russian Defense Ministry official dismissed on Tuesday a complaint by Ottawa that Russian military aircraft had acted provocatively by flying near a Canadian warship sailing in the Black Sea. via Russia denies military planes approached Canadian warship | Reuters.
Google is holding seven public meetings across Europe to debate issues raised by the “right to be forgotten” ruling. The ruling by the European Court of Justice lets people ask Google to remove some types of information about them from its search index. via BBC News – Google plans debates
Four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed since the start of a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists last Friday in eastern Ukraine, a defense ministry official was quoted on Tuesday as saying. via Ukraine death toll edges up despite ceasefire | Reuters.
Helped by the United States and Iran, Kurdish forces and Shi’ite militia are finally beating back Islamic State militants who overran most Sunni Arab areas in northern and central Iraq nearly three months ago. via Iraq’s Shi’ite militia, Kurds use U.S. air strikes to further own agendas | Reuters.
African Union (AU) troops raped women and girls seeking medical aid or water from their bases in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, a rights group says. via BBC News – Africa Union troops ‘raped’ girls in Mogadishu, Somalia.
A small meteorite landed near the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, on Saturday night, government officials say. via BBC News – Meteorite leaves crater in Nicaraguan capital Managua.
Scores of Palestinians rioted in East Jerusalem on Sunday after hearing that a youth from their neighborhood had died of wounds suffered in a clash with Israeli police last week. via Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli police in Jerusalem | Reuters.
Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court jailed six people for up to six years for security offences including traveling abroad to fight, adopting militant ideology and “breaking obedience to the ruler”, state media reported late on Sunday. via Saudi jails six for going abroad to fight | Reuters.
Gunmen have killed three people, including a senior military official, at a mosque frequented by minority Shi’ite worshippers in the Pakistani city of Sargodha, police said on Monday. via Gunmen kill senior Pakistani military official from Shi’ite minority | Reuters.