The Taliban have appointed Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as their new leader and successor to Mullah Omar, whose death has been confirmed by both militants and the Afghan government. But who is Mansoor, and why was he chosen?
Malaysian authorities have confirmed plane parts that washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean are from a Boeing 777. Officials are confident the wreckage is from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
New leaks allegedly show that US spies snooped on the Japanese government and major corporations. The revelation that the NSA spied on another ally comes as high-profile trade talks take place between the US and Japan.
For decades, some 50,000 stateless people have lived in tiny enclaves in the border area between Bangladesh and India. But after a new agreement between the two countries, they will finally acquire citizenship.