Afghanistan: Security forces end 12-hour Taliban attack on hotel outside Kabul; at least 18 people killed.
Egypt: Islamist groups call for mass protests as the country awaits results of its first freely contested presidential election.
Australia: Search under way for dozens of asylum seekers after their capsized in stormy waters north of Australia.
Indonesia: Bows and arrows are the weapons of choice as two tribal villages clash in remote Papua territory.
England: London bus drivers go on strike demanding an Olympic bonus for working in the capital during the summer Games.
India: Millions of Hindus participate in annual Rath Yatra, or chariot festival, in eastern coastal state of Odisha.