The Church of England could vote to allow female bishops for the first time in its history on Monday, ending half a century of bitter divisions over the role of women.
Civil liberties campaigners have begun a legal challenge against the alleged use of mass surveillance programs by the British intelligence services, in what they said were historic public hearings sparked by the Snowden leaks.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has pressed his Iranian counterpart to make “critical choices” during talks in Vienna, six days before a deadline to cut a historic deal that would finally dispel fears about Tehran’s nuclear drive.
The Arab League has called on the “international community” to end Israeli air strikes on Gaza and to protect Palestinians, ahead of a foreign ministers’ meeting.
Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene, who is 37 years old and one of the sport’s modern greats, will play his last Test matches against Pakistan in August.