Venezuela's opposition and government are heading into a crucial test of strength with massive marches for and against a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro that have raised fears of a violent confrontation.
Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved the construction of 463 homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, the watchdog Peace Now said, despite growing international criticism over such projects.
The decision of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to stop standing for the national anthem has provoked a lot of debate, to say the least. One part of the argument is about the anthem's little-known third stanza, and whether it is racist.
A team of UN inspectors tours the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, the high-profile trial of China's Bo Xilai draws to a close, and a lawsuit by disgruntled "Trump University" alumni.