The former Beatle is due to reclaim ownership of the songs next year under US Copyright law, although he has said he is yet to receive confirmation from Sony. UK group Duran Duran lost a similar case to Sony last year.
The first Grand Slam of the tennis season has seen its first major upset. Defending champion Novak Djokovic has been knocked out of the Australian Open in the second round by a player few had previously heard of.
Disgraced former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn is due to appear before an inquiry committee of the German parliament set up to look into VW's emissions scandal. He stands accused of colluding to cover up the scandal.
Pyongyang may be about to test an upgraded intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korean media has reported, quoting officials. Experts on the country's nuclear program believe the claims to be creditable.
The number of cyber attacks on NATO has increased markedly over the past year, according to the head of the military alliance. He has warned that attacks on vital infrastructure can be particularly crippling.
Authorities in Germany have reportedly lost track of three radical Islamists who have been deemed a security risk. The government is under pressure to prevent a repeat of last month's deadly attack on a market in Berlin.