After 12 years of talks, it seems Iran has agreed to scale back its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of UN sanctions that have crippled the country's economy.
As I write this, there are no less than six tropical disturbances in the Pacific Ocean basin - ranging from minor tropical depressions, to raging typhoons.
The no vote in Greece may be causing political shock and awe but stock markets in Europe reacted with relative calm this morning. The same, however, can't be said for what has been happening in China.
Hundreds more bodies are recovered from a Chinese ship wreck after a cruiser capsized in the Yangtze river, leaving only 14 survivors so far.
US officials point the finger of blame at China after hackers break into US government computers, compromising the personal data of 4 million current and former federal employees.
A reported mass suicide attempt in Beijing shows several people lying on the pavement surrounded by onlookers, after apparently drinking pesticide in a busy shopping centre, writes Danny Vincent.
A mentally-ill British grandfather is among more than 19,000 people on death row in Pakistan, according to human rights group Amnesty International.
The Malaysian authorities say a new strategy will be needed if no trace of the missing airliner is found in the southern Indian Ocean by the end of May.