More than 70 people have been killed and many others injured in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq.
The government of Venezuela is trying to import 50 million rolls of toilet paper before supermarket shelves run out of stock.
Plans to legalise gay marriage in England and Wales are to proceed unimpeded in Parliament after ministers reached agreement with Labour.
Is it possible to have too much of a good thing?
I ask, because while so many Western governments spend sleepless nights worrying about the size of their trade deficits, China has the opposite problem.
At least 37 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore though the Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise, the Oklahoma chief medical examiner's office has said.
Russia has accused the United States of "crude and clumsy" spying after a suspected CIA agent was caught in Moscow seeking to recruit a double agent.
A 2,300-year-old Mayan temple in northern Belize has been demolished by a construction company wanting to use the rubble as gravel for road repair work.