A US Navy F/A-18D fighter crashed soon after take-off into an apartment complex in Virginia on Friday, sending fireballs into the sky, heavily damaging half-a-dozen buildings and injuring nine people.
Japan's Nikkei average fell in thin volume today ahead of a key US jobs report and marked its worst weekly performance in eight months on fading hopes of further US stimulus and fresh concerns over the euro zone.
An unidentified buyer smashed the world auction record for Chinese Song dynasty ceramics after a bidding war for a 900-year-old bowl on the final day of Asian spring sales for global auction powerhouse Sotheby's.
The US government requested a Court of Appeals to reverse the ruling of Judge Thomas Griesa in favour of a vulture fund, which forced Argentina to pay the interest on the debt of bonds exchanges carried out 2005 and 2010, sources said.
US payrolls rose far less than expected in March, keeping the door open for further monetary policy support from the Federal Reserve, even as the unemployment rate fell to a three-year low of 8.2 percent.
An avalanche slammed into a Pakistani military camp near the mountainous border with rival India early on Saturday, burying more than 100 soldiers, the army said, adding that casualties were expected.
Cambridge beat Oxford in a bizarre and chaotic Varsity Boat Race which featured an intruder in the River Thames, a broken oar and an ailing oarsman on Saturday.
In a sombre atmosphere in an Athens graveyard, hundreds of Greeks said farewell on Saturday to Dimitris Christoulas, a pensioner who became a symbol of the pain inflicted by austerity when he shot himself in the head outside parliament.
One of China's most famous dissidents from the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy activists has died in the United States, exiled dissidents said on Saturday.
Malawian Vice-President Joyce Banda took over the running of the southern African nation on Saturday after the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika, and fears of a succession struggle receded as state institutions backed the constitutional handover.