Verdicts were issued in the trial of seven former News of the World editors accused of phone hacking celebrities and bribing police. Andy Coulson was convicted, Rebekah Brooks was acquitted.
The UN said the the death toll from the most recent insurgency in Iraq had topped 1000 in two and a half weeks.
Ahead of his trip to Vienna, Russian President Vladmir Putin asked the Russian Parliament to revoke the approval they had given him to use military force in Ukraine .
Microsoft added a new smartphone to its Nokia X series, due out in July.
Humanitarian aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was out of control. It is already the deadliest outbreak ever of the disease, which has a 90 per cent fatality rate, no vaccine and no cure.
The Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith and subsequently acquitted has been rearrested at Khartoum airport 24 hours after her release. She and her family were boarding a plane to the United States, where her husband is a citizen.
Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip visited the Game of Thrones set in Belfast during their visit to Northern Ireland.
Details emerged about a party Justin Bieber held at his new Beverley Hills apartment on Monday, where his neighbour claimed the singer "hotboxed" the entire penthouse floor with his marijuana use.