Many children were among a crowd gathering to watch a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday when a suicide bomber struck, killing at least 50.
Time is running out for a deal with Iran to cut UN sanctions in return for action to scale back its ambitious nuclear programme.
A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of residents and the closure of a local airport.
A shortlist of 10 contenders will be announced on Monday for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
The third instalment of The Hunger Games, Mockingjay - Part 1, scores the biggest debut of the year at both the UK and US box office.
Sophisticated malicious programs used to spy on individuals and businesses represent a "challenge" to security firms, say experts
A website containing live links to thousands of baby monitors, web cams and CCTV feeds has shut down.
A UK businessman who took Google to court over malicious web postings directed at him, has reached a settlement with the firm.
Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.
A 12-year-old boy dies after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, while carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.
For programme makers it is becoming increasingly difficult to generate big ratings on TV but the solution may lie in live television, especially in America, as Tom Brook reports
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.
An unseen Arthur Miller drama about corruption in New York's docks in the 1950s will have its world premiere in Northampton next year.
Russian ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov - in charge of the Soviet team for the 'miracle on ice' defeat - has passed away.
Former minister Owen Paterson is to call for the UK to exit the EU, putting pressure on the prime minister amid Tory divisions on the issue.
Singer Katy Perry is to headline the NFL Super Bowl half-time show next February.
Former Indian news magazine editor Tarun Tejpal, who is charged with rape, is dropped from a literary festival after his invitation causes outrage.
A newborn baby boy is found abandoned in a drain in Sydney, Australia, by passing cyclists, police say.
Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart after selling more than 312,000 copies last week.
Asian shares surge as investors welcome China's interest rate cut and comments from the European Central Bank hinting at more stimulus action.