An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.
Security officials say Egypt's powerful intelligence chief has been removed and replaced by his deputy.
A 36-year-old father of three and avid volleyball fan is Pakistan's most hated man, after he was named as the mastermind of this week's horrific attack on a school that left more than 130 children dead.
Officials say man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France.
Egypt's President has met with an envoy of the Emir of Qatar, the first such meeting since Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took office last summer, signaling a thaw in relations between the two nations.
The pope has named French Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran to the role of camerlengo, or chamberlain, who takes over the day-to-day running of the Holy See as soon as a papacy ends.
A senior Egyptian interior ministry official says the country's security forces have detained nearly 10,000 suspected militants, rioters and others wanted in violent attacks over the past 12 months in a crackdown on those he said were attempting to curtail Egypt's development.
Thousands of people protested in Spanish cities on Saturday against a new law that sets hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations.
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