President Barack Obama laughs with Ellen DeGeneres during a commercial break while taping a show segment of the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank, California. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP)
The State will have to wait a while to find out if the Supreme Court of Appeal will overturn a high court ruling that government's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was inconsistent with its constitutional duties.
The El Nino weather phenomenon, one of the worst in 50 years, has caused intense drought in southern Africa that will have a "devastating" impact on the region's food security, the UN food agency has warned.
North Korea has reacted angrily to new sanctions announced by Japan over its recent rocket launch, saying in response it will halt an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago.