Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was set to call a parliamentary election for Oct 19 on Sunday, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power.
Four women and a man were found dead in a middle-class neighbourhood in the Mexican capital on Friday, a rare occurrence in the city despite drug violence hot spots elsewhere in the country.
The rapid growth in the "Internet of Things" has opened up new opportunities for cyber attacks and new markets for cyber defenders.
Ending the crisis that has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais is a "top priority", the interior ministers of France and Britain wrote in a joint statement.
Thousands of Israelis attended demonstrations across the country after an ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed six people at Jerusalem's gay pride parade, leaving one teenager in critical condition.
Finland must boost its monitoring of extremist movements, its interior minister said after a demonstration by the far right turned violent.
Turkey has killed 260 Kurdish militants in a week-long air offensive, official media claimed, as regional Iraqi authorities said it was time the rebels pulled out with concerns growing over civilian casualties.
The United States and its allies launched 19 air strikes in Iraq and 11 in Syria on Friday in the coalition campaign against Islamic State militants, the U.S. military said on Saturday.
The brother of Cecil, the lion killed in Zimbabwe by an American hunter last month, is not dead, a researcher monitoring the pride told Reuters, contradicting media reports that Jericho had been killed.
A conservative Islamist rebel group in Syria, which has contested its hardline image in Western newspapers, mourned the death of the leader of the Taliban in a statement distributed online on Saturday.