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Observers are tipping that the duke and duchess of Cambridge will choose friends rather than royal relatives as godparents for Princess Charlotte.

Majuro (Marshall Islands) (AFP) - Residents in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro attempted a clean up Saturday after a powerful storm damaged houses and smashed boats while another unseasonal typhoon brewed nearby.

Vienna (AFP) - After months of intense negotiations, global powers and Iran go into a key weekend of talks Saturday amid signs they may be inching towards a historic nuclear deal to end a 13-year standoff.

Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (AFP) - Tupou VI was formally crowned King of Tonga on Saturday before thousands of people including heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, capping a week steeped in traditional rites.

Athens (AFP) - Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got a rock-star welcome at an Athens rally on Friday as he sought to revive support for a "No" vote in a referendum called to strengthen his hand in talks with international creditors.

Mexico City (AFP) - The alleged co-leader of the once-mighty Beltran Leyva drug cartel, who is wanted in the United States, was arrested in Mexico City where he had gone to celebrate his birthday, authorities said.

Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican police have recovered more than 9,000 US travel visas that were stolen last month in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, officials said.

Argos (Greece) (AFP) - In the sleepy town of Argos in southern Greece, the "No" and "Yes" camps are worlds apart ahead of a historic bailout referendum. For one it's about rejecting austerity, the other is haunted by a possible return of the drachma.

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