France's highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony.
Cuba marked the end of an era on Thursday as Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally elected as the country's new president, succeeding Raul Castro.
A study carried out in 2010 by non-governmental bodies reported that Morocco had between 66,000 and 80,000 domestic workers aged under 15.
The White House banned its staff and visitors from using personal cell phones in the West Wing, the nerve center of the American executive branch.
Fears grow in northeast Nigeria about the fate of potentially scores of girls who have not been seen since a Boko Haram attack on their school two days ago.
The E.U.'s diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini called for an independent investigation into the use of live ammunition by Israel's military following deadly clashes in Gaza.
Fighters from Iraq's Yazidi community, brutally targeted by the Islamic State group, executed 52 civilians in apparent revenge killings.