Tens of thousands of people have taken part in anti-austerity demonstrations in UK cities.
The biggest march was in London, where thousands of people attended a rally outside the Bank of England before marching to the Houses of Parliament.
Dylann Roof, the suspect in Wednesday’s church massacre in Charleston, appears to have written a racist manifesto, posing in photographs with a handgun and standing in front of a Confederate military museum and plantation slave houses.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led thousands in a mass yoga programme in the capital, Delhi, on the first ever International Yoga Day.
North Korea has said that it is facing its worst drought in a century, sparking fears of worsening food shortages.
State news agency KCNA said main rice-growing provinces had been badly affected and more than 30% of rice paddies were “parching up”.
President Petro Poroshenko has told MPs the military must prepare to defend against a possible “full-scale invasion” from Russia, amid a surge of violence in eastern Ukraine.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says talks in Brussels on Greece’s debt crisis were “constructive” and he believes “an agreement is in sight”.
But he said Greece still rejected some proposals put forward by creditors.
At least, 96 people have died in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital, Accra, the fire service says.
The fire started as people in the city are trying to cope with two days of heavy rain, which has left many homeless and without power.
An appeals court in Egypt has ordered former President Hosni Mubarak to stand trial again over the killing of protesters in 2011.
Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has said in a TV address that he will reveal all he knows about corruption at the world football body.
Mr Warner, who said he feared for his life, also said he could link Fifa officials to general elections in his native Trinidad and Tobago in 2010.
The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India has reached nearly 800 with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas.
Most deaths have taken place in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where more than 750 people have died since last week.