The trial of a four Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt has been abandoned for the second time. Mohammed Badie and three others face charges stemming from clashes that left nine dead outside Brotherhood headquarters in June.
General Motors has appointed a woman as its CEO for the first time. After working for America’s biggest auto company for 33 years, the 51 year old has risen through the ranks and is now in the driving seat.
Silent footage from a surveillance camera shows the moment an Asiana Airlines passenger jet crashed in San Francisco, killing three people. The footage has been released along with documents which show that pilot error contributed to the incident, after the captain inadvertently disabled a speed control system, send the plane into a seawall.
Pakistan has sent its first female team to India for the Kabaddi World Cup. The tag-wrestling sport has long been viewed as too rough for women to play, but the team members say they have found a lot of support.
Pope Francis has denounced the "global scandal" of hunger, and called for an international ‘wave of prayer’ to bring attention to the plight of the needy and homeless. The Pope says there are one billion people suffering from hunger, and that was can’t ignore their struggle.
The International Space Station was launched two and a half years ago, and many people are asking whether the $150bn cost of the station is paying off. The US, Russian, Canadian, Japanese and European space agencies are attempting to show its worth, highlighting its work developing drugs, the affects of space on humans, and more.
Riot police in Kiev’s Independence Square have moved in on protesters who have occupied the streets for more than a week. The stand-off could last for a long time, as demonstrators show their displeasure with the Ukrainian government’s decision to cancel a deal with Europe.
More than 90 world leaders descended on South Africa to remember Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy. US president Barack Obama was one of the key speakers, with premieres from across the globe adding their voices to the tribute.
The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to grow, leading the US to offer assistance to the troubled country. French troops are already in the country on UN mandate to disarm local militias, with whom they trade fire on a regular basis. The US has promised logistical support under a UN security council regulation.
Technology giants in the US have written an open letter to President Obama, urging him to make tighter controls on surveillance. AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIN, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo! all added their names to the letter which suggested a change to the actions of the National Security Agency.
Ciudad Real airport near Madrid has been put up for sale for a minimum price of €100m ($137m). The sale has been engineered by administrators who are trying to secure a future for the airport which was opened in 2009.
The merger of American Airlines and US Airways has made American Airlines the world’s largest plane carrier. Nasdaq welcomed the company which has a project annual revenue of $40bn. The carrier aims to carry out 6,700 flights per day to 300 destinations in 56 countries.
South Korea has announced it is to expand its air defence zone to partially overlap China’s recently enlarged airspace. Seoul’s defence ministry said that the expansion would include two territorial islands to its south, and a submerged rock, also claimed by China.