The FBI and National Security Agency monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-American activists, academics and a political candidate, according to a report co-authored by journalist Glenn Greenwald.
Both sides claimed victory Wednesday in Indonesia's tightest and most divisive presidential election since the end of authoritarian rule, as unofficial tallies showed Jakarta governor Joko Widodo leading over ex-general Prabowo Subianto.
Australia's immigration minister reacted angrily Wednesday to claims by Sri Lankan migrants that they were abused and mistreated by Australian officials while being forced home in a controversial mid-sea operation.
India's largest private company Reliance Industries said on Tuesday that it was investigating how costly World Cup tickets it had bought ended up on the Brazilian black market.
The director from the FIFA partner company handling World Cup ticket packages has been released from police custody a day after being arrested in connection with an investigation into a network that illegally sold match tickets.
Ukraine on Tuesday brushed off strong European pressure and rejected talks with pro-Russian rebels on a truce to halt a insurgency convulsing the ex-Soviet nation until they lay down their arms.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday he had raised a $12-billion fighter jet deal being negotiated by French company Dassault with India's government during talks with his counterpart in New Delhi, suggesting London has not given up all hope on the giant contract.
Air travelers with smartphones or other electronic devices must be able to turn them on to take them aboard under new security measures, US authorities said Sunday.