Amazon scored a deal Wednesday to distribute old shows from premium cable TV channel HBO to its monthly Prime subscribers, landing a blow on rival Netflix in the streaming video battle.
Rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip agreed on Wednesday to form a unity government soon, bringing thousands of people on to the streets in celebration.
Four-time finalist David Ferrer stumbled out in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, the Spanish second seed losing 6-4, 6-2 to Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili.
An Israeli warplane struck the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday wounding six people, one very seriously, the territory's Hamas rulers said.
German firm Lempertz unveiled plans on Wednesday for what it says is the first space capsule auction in Europe.
US new home sales dived in March, the second month in a row of slower sales, according to official data released on Wednesday adding to signs of weakness in the housing market.
David Moyes declared on Wednesday that he was "proud" to have managed Manchester United, but said that he understood the "frustration" that had led to his dismissal.
Prague and Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland on Wednesday withdrew from the race to stage matches at Euro 2020 ahead of Friday's deadline for candidates' bids.
The President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, is in Singapore for a private visit.
China will launch 80 new pilot projects allowing private investment in areas previously dominated by state-run firms, official media reported on Wednesday.