Officially he might not be a fugitive. But, Edward Snowden, the man Washington most wants to run to ground – just as soon as it gets its legal paperwork in order, has emerged from hiding in Hong Kong, insisting he wants a legal showdown with the US in the island's courts.
Gathering intelligence and conducting surveillance can be in the interest of all Australians. But when is enough, enough?
Chess has always been a tactical game, but beyond the two people sitting at the board another cat and mouse operation is going on - between players trying to cheat - and now a Canberra man is trying to stop them.
On the eve of their presidential election, moderates and reformists in Iran are coalescing behind Hassan Rouhani, a cleric and former nuclear negotiator, as their best hope of staving off a divided field of conservatives.
An uneasy calm has returned to Istanbul's protest square after running clashes between riot police and protesters, as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed zero tolerance for the mass demonstrations.
Russian MPs have passed a law introducing stiff fines and jail terms for anyone who promotes homosexual ''propaganda'' to minors, a measure critics fear will be used to justify the repression of gays amid rising homophobia.
A Cleveland man accused of holding three young women captive for a decade has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, rape and murder for beating one pregnant captive until she miscarried.
Nelson Mandela is responding better to treatment on his fifth day in hospital, South African President Jacob Zuma has told parliament.
Even before it can work out the how and why of its latest classified leak scandal, the US government is under legal challenge over the constitutionality of its phone surveillance, with the American Civil Liberties Union suing on the grounds that it tramples the rights to freed speech and privacy.
Turkish riot police using tear gas and water cannon battled protesters for control of Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday night as demonstrators defied Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's demand they clear the area and end 10 days of demonstrations.