Egyptian security forces fired tear gas at rock-throwing protesters in several northern cities as thousands marched in protest against the rule of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Yesterday's protests came in defiance of hardline clerics who issued religious edicts this week calling for the killing of opposition leaders.
'EuroVegas' for Spain
The Las Vegas Sands corporation and the Spanish government have selected the large dormitory town of Alcorcon for what is set to become Europe's biggest casino resort.
Alcorcon mayor David Perez said that the €22bn project – dubbed 'EuroVegas' – will turn his town, which has 15,000 jobless among its 170,000 inhabitants, into "an unprecedented nexus of employment just when it is most needed". But Catholic bishops have warned of increased gambling addiction.
Boy (12) in prank call
Prosecutors in Los Angeles charged a 12-year-old boy with making a false emergency call that sent police swarming to the home of actor Ashton Kutcher in a prank that got out of hand.
The name of the boy was withheld due to his age.
Boarder in trouble
Vodka statue stolen
A Russian monument to a bottle of vodka has been toppled over fears that it could be seen as an illegal advert for the country's favourite tipple.
The three-metre metal statue had become a local landmark in the Urals town of Glazov, 900km east of Moscow, but residents woke up one morning last week to discover it had disappeared.
Kerry warns Iran
US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Iran to attend forthcoming nuclear talks prepared to deal seriously with world powers about addressing concerns over its nuclear programme.
He said the Middle-East country knew full well what it needed to do to prove its nuclear intentions were as peaceful as it claimed.