Music-Grammy Predictions Adele, left, and Beyonce lead the nominees for the coveted album of the year trophy at the Grammys.
Grammys queen Beyonce chasing elusive best album honour

Beyonce heads into the Grammy Awards with nine nominations, including an album of the year nod for Renaissance – and the chance to make music history.

HONG KONG TRIAL Former politician Lam Cheuk-ting is among 16 people facing trial in Hong Kong for subversion.
Hong Kong security trial starts two years after arrests

A trial is beginning in Hong Kong for 16 pro-democracy figures, arrested more than two years ago for alleged subversion.

Cyprus presidential election expected to lead to runoff

Voters are heading to the polls in Cyprus to elect a new president, with opinion polls indicating none of the frontrunners will muster an outright majority.

South Sudan Pope Pope Francis was greeted by jubilant crowds during his visit to South Sudan and Congo.
Pope returns to Vatican as six-day Africa visit ends

Pope Francis is due to fly out of South Sudan accompanied by two British church leaders after celebrating mass in the Christian-majority nation.

Israel Raid Israeli forces reduced a house in the Aqabat Jabr camp to rubble as they looked for attack suspects.
Israeli army besieges homes in West Bank raid

The Israeli army has raided a refugee camp near the Palestinian city of Jericho, destroying at least one house where it believed attackers were holed up.

Erdogan says Western missions will ‘pay’ for closures

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Western missions would “pay” for issuing security warnings and temporarily closing consulates in Turkey last week, while police said there was no serious threat to foreigners after detaining 15 Islamic State suspects on Sunday.

Thousands of Danes protest cancelling of public holiday

Thousands of people gathered in Copenhagen on Sunday to protest a bill put forward by the government to a scrap a public holiday to help finance increased defence spending.