The bulk of the roughly 3 billion dollars given by the Gates Foundation to foster agriculture in poor countries has been given to aid groups based in rich nations.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he was "confident" his asylum status will be resolved, as he awaits an imminent ruling on his case by a Swedish court.
The family of James Foley, the US reporter murdered by Islamist militants in Syria, launched a foundation in his name to support kidnap victims.
A bill of rights should be created to govern the Internet in the wake of revelations about the depth of government surveillance.
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner has tied the knot for the third time, marrying a former Playmate 60 years his junior in an intimate New Year's Eve ceremony at the Playboy Mansion.
John McAfee, founder of the eponymous anti-virus company, is on the run for killing another US citizen in a resort town.