Boston's longest-serving mayor, Thomas Menino, announces he will not run for re-election after almost 20 years in the city's top office.
Italy's political limbo continues as centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani fails to form a cabinet after a week of talks with other parties.
New Zealand police arrest a man in connection with an assault on cricketer Jesse Ryder, who is in a medically induced coma in Christchurch.
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Britain's Andy Murray advances into the semi-finals of the Sony Open in Miami with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic.
Canada is leaving an international drought treaty, becoming the only UN member to do so, Canadian media report.
Children's congenital heart surgery has been suspended at a Leeds NHS Trust while an independent review is carried out.
President Barack Obama announces he will nominate US Air Force General Philip Breedlove as Nato's Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
The government is to scale back some of its plans to test a radical new reform to the welfare system.
A special combat force is approved by the United Nations for the first time, to be sent to battle rebel groups in the eastern DR Congo.
The Indian Association of Tour Operators has demanded the formation of tourism police and helplines to counter the potential fallout from the high profile rape cases since the beginning of the year.
President Jacob Zuma says South Africans "must not panic" as ex-leader Nelson Mandela undergoes treatment for the recurrence of a lung infection.
Football anti-racism network Fare complains to Fifa over alleged racist chanting by England fans in San Marino.
Hundreds of Chilean students clash with police on the streets of the capital, Santiago, during a protest calling for education reforms.
A Cypriot court jails a member of the Lebanese militant Shia movement Hezbollah for three years for plotting to attack Israeli targets there.
Police investigating claims that a Cabinet minister called officers "plebs" say they have passed a file of evidence to prosecutors.
Tight capital controls in Cyprus could last for up to a month, the country's foreign minister says, on the day crisis-hit banks re-opened to customers.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said it continues to have "confidence" in its managing director Christine Lagarde.
The new director general of the domestic security service, known as MI5, is to be current deputy Andrew Parker.
A Russian mining company treated its employees to a mini concert underground to help boost productivity.