Three French soldiers on an anti-terror patrol have been attacked by a man wielding a knife outside a Jewish community centre in Nice.
MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in an historic move.
An unpublished novel by Harper Lee is finally to see the light of day, 60 years after the US author put it aside to write To Kill a Mockingbird.
A former prostitute takes the stand at the pimping trial of former IMF head Dominic Strauss-Kahn, describing "classy" lunchtime sex parties.
Chadian troops backed by air strikes enter north-eastern Nigeria to join the battle against Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
In 1975, Jeff Clark became the first person to surf the massive Mavericks wave in northern California.
An official Palestinian newspaper apologises to its readers for publishing a drawing that is alleged to have depicted the Prophet Muhammad.
Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has resigned as Canada's top diplomat.
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) agrees to pay $1.38bn settlement to US regulators over allegations it knowingly inflated its ratings of risky mortgage investments.
The new Italian president promises to fight corruption and organised crime in his first speech to parliament since being sworn into office.
The International Monetary Fund agrees to lend $700m (£460m) to Kenya, which the government had asked for as a precautionary measure.
German prosecutors bring manslaughter charges against a man for the death of student Tugce Albayrak, whose killing shocked the nation.
McLaren finally make a breakthrough on the third day of testing and manage to put mileage on their new car and Honda engine.
A mother of seven held in Russia over alleged spying for Ukraine will be released, her lawyer says, after a petition went to President Putin.
Up to 16 civilians are killed in the space of 24 hours in eastern Ukraine, as the UN warns that the renewed fighting is "catastrophic" for civilians.
Pope Francis approves martyrdom status for murdered Salvadorean Archbishop Oscar Romero, paving the way for beatification.
Harry Redknapp quits as boss of Premier League strugglers QPR, saying upcoming knee replacement surgery will stop him doing his job.
Debate over military culture has been reignited in South Korea after a soldier was been sentenced to death for killing five of his colleagues.
The European Commission has widened its corporate tax probe to include Belgium's rules on so-called "excess profit".
The top UN court rejects claims by Serbia and Croatia of genocide against each other during the war which saw the break-up of Yugoslavia.