The world while you were sleeping ...

19:35, Jun 23 2014

Two Al Jazeera journalists, including Australian national Peter Greste, have been  sentenced to seven years imprisonment in Egypt on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood and reporting false news. A third man was jailed for 10 years.

The Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith has had her sentence quashed and is set to be released from prison.

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the United States Army soldier held captive by the Taliban from June 2009 until his negotiated release in May, has been receiving outpatient care in Texas.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Syria has handed over all of the chemical weapons it had declared, but the organisation continues to investigate claims President Bashar al-Assad's forces are still using such weapons.

A Human Rights Watch report said ISIL, the jihadist militant group that has launched an insurgency against the Iraqi government, has trained children in armed combat and used them to carry out suicide bombings.

Nickelodean child star turned Saturday Night Live comedian Kenan Thompson announced the arrival of his firstborn, Georgia Marie, with wife Christina Evangeline, in New York.

United States Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Iraq, where he reiterated US support for the country's beleaguered government in the face of the ISIL uprising.

Google Glass eyewear became available for purchase in Britain. Until now, only US residents could buy it.