While you were sleeping: Burqas, Sarkozy & Serena

20:15, Jul 01 2014
Serena Williams
NOT WELL: Serena Williams receives treatment on the court at Wimbledon.

While you were sleeping...

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was detained by police for questioning. Investigators are investigating claims he abused his power when he was president.

The Japanese Government has altered the country's constitution to allow its armed forces to take military action beyond its own borders, ending six decades of national pacifism.

At least 15 people were killed in a suicide blast in northeast Nigeria, an area that has long been tormented by insurgency group Boko Haram.

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France's ban on Burqas, accepting the argument the ban encourages citizens to "live together". The law forbids anyone from covering their face in a public place.

A fierce gunfight between security forces and suspected gang members in Mexico has left 22 people dead. Authorities say all of the dead were believed to be gang members.

An unknown, 19-year old Australian beat tennis world tennis No 1 Rafael Nadal, sending him crashing out of Wimbledon in the fourth round.

US tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams dramatically withdrew from a doubles match at Wimbledon after Serena appeared to be very unwell on court.

Argentina beat Switzerland 1-0 after scoring a goal in the dying minutes of extra time, putting them through to the quarterfinals at the FIFA World Cup.

Actor Robin Williams has checked into rehab to "focus on his continued commitment to sobriety".