A series of raids across the United States has led to the arrest of at least three people said to have direct links to the failed Times Square bomber.
The presidents of the United States and Afghanistan have hosed-down any tensions they may have with a show of unity at the White House.
It has been a boom day on Wall Street with US stocks making their best one-day gain in more than a year after the market was bouyed by a trillion dollar rescue package for European economies.
The United States has conceded for the first time that the Pakistani Taliban was behind a failed attempt to detonate a car bomb in the heart of New York City.
Nepal continues to be paralysed by a nationwide strike, and there is little to suggest it may end anytime soon.
The fate of the only gunman to be captured alive after the Mumbai attacks should be known within the next 24 hours.
India and Pakistan are continuing to try and root-out militancy across their respective countries.
Belgium is set to ban the wearing of full face veils in public after a vote on the controversial proposal passed the lower house of parliament.
European leaders are scrambling to contain a financial crisis threatening to engulf the whole euro-zone.