Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.
Has lure of Greek PM worn off after bailout deal?
Police in Sweden ask for 21st birthday balloons to be taken down after they are mistaken for Islamic State propaganda.
US Singer Chris Brown is forced to cancel shows in Montreal and Toronto after Canadian officials stopped him from entering the country.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping unveils the "four comprehensives" as his latest political philosophy, following in a long line of Communist sloganeering.
The two top HSBC bosses have apologised for "unacceptable" practices at its Swiss private bank helping clients to avoid tax.
Davis Love III will have four captain's picks in changes announced to the United States Ryder Cup qualification rules.
Astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts have been carrying out a spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station for an upgrade.
US airline Southwest briefly grounds some flights after missing safety checks, but US regulators rule it can continue flying the uninspected planes for five days.
Parliament in Austria passes a controversial new bill that reforms a century-old law on Islam, despite claims it will treat Muslims unequally.
An ancient statuette and an 18th Century painting are returned to Italy, having turned up in New York decades after being stolen.
Residents of the eastern Czech Republic town of Uhersky Brod gather to light candles for victims of the country's worst shooting.
At least 90 people are killed and 100 homes destroyed in a series of avalanches in Afghanistan's mountainous Panjshir province, officials say.
BBC correspondent Lyse Doucet visits Shejaiya, a neighbourhood of Gaza City which remains in ruins 6 months after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
South Africa's budget raises taxes and cuts spending as the government tries to restore growth to an economy hit by power shortages, strikes and high unemployment
Kevin O'Brien and Gary Wilson hit fifties as Ireland recover from a nervy start to beat UAE by two wickets at the Gabba.
US singer-songwriter Carole King calls Beautiful, a tribute musical about her early life, "a wonderful gift" as the show makes its West End debut.
World football's governing body, FIFA, says it won't pay compensation to European clubs unhappy about plans to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December.
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke says the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be postponed from January to June to help move the 2022 World Cup.
The Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones quits the series after nearly a decade to star in a new sitcom, weeks after news of host Jon Stewart's departure.