The Nigerian government has made "indirect contact" with the terrorist group believed to be behind the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in the north of that country last month, according to a published report.
South Korea is continuing an escalating rhetorical battle on the Korean Peninsula, with an official saying rival North Korea "must disappear soon." South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok also said Monday that North Korea isn't a real country and exists for the benefit of only one person, a reference to dictator Kim Jong Un.
The NBA pushed back late Sunday against Shelly Sterling's assertion that she should retain her ownership stake in the Los Angeles Clippers even if the league's other owners force her estranged husband, Donald Sterling, to sell the team.
Searchers preparing to resume the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 increasingly suspect that some of the electronic signals detected last month didn't come from the jetliner's black-box flight recorders, a senior Australian naval officer said.