A death row prisoner in Alabama is fighting plans for him to be the first person to be executed using nitrogen gas.
Zoleka Mandela, the granddaughter of the first post-apartheid president of South Africa Nelson Mandela, has died aged 43, the family has said.
A prominent British crocodile expert and academic has pleaded guilty to 56 charges of bestiality involving the rape, torture and killing of dogs.
The founder of the popular photoblog Humans of New York has hit out at an Indian version of his concept - Humans of Bombay - as it becomes embroiled in a copyright battle.
At least 125 people have been killed in a powerful blast at a fuel depot in Nagorno-Karabakh, according to Azerbaijani media.