Apple's iPad trademark trouble in China appears to be behind it.
The consumer electronics giant has settled its dispute over ownership of the name that graces its line of wildly popular tablets for $60 million, according to an Associated Press report.
The Syrian government is practising a widespread policy of state-sanctioned torture, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.
The organisation says it has interviewed more than 200 former detainees who suffered in an "archipelago of torture centres".
Tens of thousands have turned out in the streets of the Spanish capital Madrid to welcome the national football team after their victory at Euro 2012.
King Juan Carlos received the team at Madrid's Zarzuela Palace before they began a parade in an open-top bus.
Mexico's old ruling party, the PRI, is set to return to power as early official results indicate its candidate Enrique Pena Nieto has won the presidential election.
Mr Pena Nieto, 45, is on about 37%, several points ahead of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has not conceded.
South Korea has inaugurated a "mini capital" designed to act as a new government hub south of the main capital, Seoul.
Sejong City, 120km (75 miles) from Seoul, was to become the new capital, but a high court ruled this to be illegal.
Mohammed Mursi has been sworn in as Egypt's first civilian, democratically elected president at a historic ceremony in Cairo.
Hours after the ceremony, he was saluted by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, leader of the military council which is handing over power.
At least 125 people have been rescued after a boat sank north of Christmas Island, a week after an asylum-seeker boat sank in the area.
Australian officials said merchant vessels had gathered survivors from the water after the boat sent a distress call early on Wednesday. One body had also been recovered.
Saudi Arabia is to allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time.
Officials say the country's Olympic Committee will "oversee participation of women athletes who can qualify".
Many people are feared dead after a landslide struck three villages in a mountainous region of eastern Uganda.
The Ugandan Red Cross said 18 people have been confirmed dead, but expected the toll to rise as rescue efforts continue.
PayPal, one of the first companies to offer a bug-reporting program, announced on Thursday that it's sweetening the deal with bounties.
Michael Barrett, PayPal's chief information security officer, said in a blog posting that he was initially leery of the concept, but the positive experiences of internet behemoth brethren that pay bounties - Facebook, Google, Mozilla and Samsung - have changed his mind.
South African mobile phone operator Vodacom has noted that SIM swap fraud attempts are on the increase.
Fraudsters who engage in SIM swap fraud are posing as cellphone company representatives to try and trick unsuspecting customers who end up being victims of Internet banking fraud.
Thousands of protesters have filled Cairo's Tahrir Square overnight as Egypt's rival presidential candidates accused each of trying to steal an election whose result is still not known five days after polling ended.
Another two days of uncertainty and name calling seem likely over the weekend which begins on Friday, though there was no immediate violence.
Nigeria is set to build the nation’s first solar powered telecommunications network through the Shyam Group’s VNL operations.
Called WorldGSM, the technology has been designed to be set up in rural areas in developing economies.
Uruguay has unveiled a plan to allow state-controlled sales of marijuana to fight a rise in drug-related crime.
Under the bill, only the government would be allowed to sell marijuana to adults registered on a database.
Cuba has rejected suggestions that it had any involvement in a money-laundering scheme operated from the US.
The denial from Cuba's foreign ministry came after a Cuban-American was charged in Florida with conspiring to channel more than $30m (£19m) to Cuban banks.
Hosni Mubarak, the deposed Egyptian leader, has been revived and is on an artificial respirator after he suffered stroke.
A lawyer for Mubarak's family told Al Jazeera he was actually unconscious and on a respirator after he was rushed to Maadi Army Hospital near Cairo from Tora prison hospital on Tuesday.
President Obama has ordered his administration to stop deporting young immigrants who came to the U.S. as young children and who do not pose a security threat, senior administration officials said this morning.
Effective immediately, young immigrants who arrived before they turned 16 will be allowed to apply for work permits as long as they have no criminal history and meet a series of other criteria, officials said.
World leaders meeting at a G20 summit in Mexico have urged Europe to take all necessary measures to overcome the eurozone debt crisis.
They voiced unease over what one top official described as "the single biggest risk for the world economy".
UK Border Agency staff processing visa applications from Africa are "acting unfairly" and wrongly refusing entry to the UK, an independent report claims.
Chief inspector to the UKBA, John Vine, said many visas were incorrectly rejected after employees "disregarded or misinterpreted" evidence.
A Bahraini appeals court has partially overturned a court ruling sentencing 20 medics to lengthy jail terms for taking part in anti-government protests.
Nine of the medics were acquitted but one of the doctors, Ali al-Ekri, was sentenced to five years in jail.