While you slept: Terror plot, spy drama, football filth

19:44, Jul 10 2014
Eiffel Tower
TERROR TARGET: Paris' Eiffel Tower.

What happened in the world while you were sleeping...

It emerged that the Eiffel Tower and Louvre museum were the targets of an al Qaeda terrorist plot.

The Texas shooter accused of killing six people, including four children, has been charged with capital murder.

More than a million public sector workers in the United Kingdom went on strike over pay and pensions.

The German Government has asked the top representative of American secret services to leave Germany over the Angela Merkel spy row.

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to a near seven-year low, it was reported.

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson is at the centre of another controversy after using the site of a deadly car crash as the stage for one of their stunts.

Uruguay footballer Luis Suarez has been banned for the game for four months and nine competitive internationals for biting during a World Cup match after losing his appeal.

Meanwhile FIFA has also banned Nigeria from international football due to Government interference in the running of its federation.