Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko appears in a Russian court, accused of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.
The Russian state wanted former spy Alexander Litvinenko dead, the inquiry into his poisoning hears.
Nairobi's governor denies hiring grass to impress President Obama as a video emerges appearing to show plants being dug up after his visit to Kenya.
India is set to overtake China to become the most populous nation by 2022 - six years earlier than previously predicted, a new UN study finds.
Sixteen months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, a piece of an aircraft has been found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.
Three Turkish soldiers are killed as a military convoy is attacked by the PKK in the south-eastern province of Sirnak.
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is refused a six-month visa by the British government amid claims he lied on his visa application form.
The virulent Xylella disease ravaging olive trees in Italy spreads to Corsica, prompting emergency measures.
The Israeli parliament passes a law allowing detainees to be force-fed, following cases of Palestinian inmates going on hunger strike.
An Egyptian court delays verdicts in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists previously jailed for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Taliban distance themselves from talks with the Afghan government, a day after Kabul announced the death of their leader Mullah Omar.
Survivors tell their stories of Tunisia massacre
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says it has shed 6,500 jobs as part of cost-cutting plans.
One of Africa's largest airlines Kenya Airways announces its biggest ever annual loss citing a slump in tourism and increased competition.
The UK has become Santander's most profitable market, generating just over a fifth of the bank's profits in the first half of 2015.
Tens of thousands of people attend the funeral of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Energy firm Centrica says it is cutting 6,000 jobs, as it reports a doubling of profits at its British Gas business.
Jacquita Gonzales, wife of MH370 passenger Patrick, is torn over whether to believe that plane debris found in Reunion is from the missing airliner.
Dentist Walter Palmer apologises to his patients for the disruption caused by the backlash against him over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.
Thousands of the Tower of London ceramic poppies are set to go on display in northern England this year.