A key protest site for pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong is calm, after a weekend which saw numerous clashes with police and over two dozen arrests.
Vandals have attacked a giant green inflatable sculpture in one of the most famous squares in Paris after its resemblance to a sex toy sparked an outcry.
Free meals, four months of maternity leave and now egg-freezing: Facebook's latest gift to its employees has rekindled debate on the role of women in the company.
Fidel Castro says Cuba ready to cooperate with US in battle against Ebola.
A "limited fire" broke out on a subsidiary oil pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia after assailants fired shots at a security patrol, the state news agency SPA said.
18 October 2014, 17:33
As President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria or fear" over Ebola, US media had reports of communities taking seemingly overzealous measures against the disease.
18 October 2014, 09:59
Hurricane Gonzalo crosses over Bermuda, giving island second pummeling by storm this week.
18 October 2014, 09:23
The police officer who shot dead Michael Brown in the US town of Ferguson says he was pinned in his vehicle and struggling over his gun with the black teenager, a news report says.
17 October 2014, 21:57
A 32-year-old man was punched and kicked after he approached two women for sexual advances thinking they were prostitutes.
17 October 2014, 19:58
An Ebola vaccine by British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline may not be ready for commercial use until late 2016 and should therefore not be seen as the "primary answer" to the current outbreak, a company researcher said.
17 October 2014, 18:25
Sixteen people were killed and nine others seriously injured when they plunged down a ventilation shaft after a grating gave way as they watched an outdoor concert south of Seoul.
17 October 2014, 16:18
The outbreak of Ebola in Senegal is officially over but the country remains vulnerable, the World Health Organization WHO has said.
17 October 2014, 13:19
France announced it had appointed a team of experts to step up its response to the Ebola virus, and would boost efforts to help west African nations battling the disease.
17 October 2014, 10:10
The UN trust fund for Ebola has barely KES 8 million, a pittance compared to what the world body says it needs to fight the worst outbreak on record.
17 October 2014, 10:10
2 of 4 new Ebola suspects in Spain test negative, others awaiting tests.
17 October 2014, 08:24
An Air France plane has been isolated at Madrid airport for a suspected Ebola case.
17 October 2014, 07:19
Jamaica has announced an immediate travel ban on foreigners who have traveled through the Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
16 October 2014, 21:56
A family had decided to bury their late grandmother with the cellphone she owned and received text messages from the same number.
16 October 2014, 19:50
A 4-year-old girl who fell from the eighth storey of a building in Australia is in a stable condition in hospital, media report.
16 October 2014, 17:30
An Italian nurse who took photographs of herself with dead patients has been accused of murdering one of them and may be behind the deaths of dozens of others, according to Italian media reports.
16 October 2014, 14:30
Suicide car bomber attacks police checkpoint in Iraqi capital, killing at least 8 people.
16 October 2014, 11:42
Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected hideouts of Islamist militants in the country's north-west, killing at least 21 insurgents, the army said.
16 October 2014, 10:08
Suspected Al-Qaeda militants have seized control of a town in southwest Yemen, hours after Shiite rebels overran a nearby provincial capital.
16 October 2014, 08:23
Images of emaciated and mangled bodies from recent history in Syria are going on public display for the first time at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
16 October 2014, 06:59
A New Yorker who was in prison for 29 years for a murder has been exonerated after a judge determined that his conviction was based on a false confession.