Freezing temperatures in central and southern Chile have led to the deaths of 16 homeless people so far this year, officials say.
The latest deaths were at the weekend when two victims were found in the capital, Santiago.
Libyans are selecting a temporary assembly which will have the task of picking a cabinet and a prime minister.
But the vote has been overshadowed by violence and deep regional divisions. An electoral worker died on the eve of the vote when gunmen attacked a helicopter near Benghazi.
Chinese police have broken up two major child trafficking gangs and freed 181 children, officials say.
Authorities arrested 802 suspects on Monday in an operation across the country, the Public Security Ministry said in a statement.
The whistle-blowing website Wikileaks says it is releasing more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and corporations.
"Ground-breaking" news stories derived from the "Syria files" will be published over the next two months, Wikileaks said.
The crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a profoundly man-made disaster", a Japanese parliamentary panel has said in a report.
The disaster "could and should have been foreseen and prevented" and its effects "mitigated by a more effective human response", it said.
Mobile operators can now offer enhanced access to employment opportunities with the launch of a new SMS-based job application app.
Job Xpress – the new Internet-free app from ForgetMeNot Africa – enables partnered mobile networks’ subscribers to send CVs and job applications attached to mobile emails from any mobile phone, regardless of the model or make of the handset.
Three people have died and 53 more are infected in a rare outbreak of cholera in south-east Cuba, officials have confirmed.
Communist Party newspaper Granma said a number of wells suspected to be the source of the outbreak had been closed.
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.