A car bomb targets a government building in the Iraqi Kurdish capital, Irbil, with local media reporting several deaths.
A Cuban doctor working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola, officials say, in what is thought to be the country's first case of the disease.
UK government comes under renewed pressure to cut pollution from diesel vehicles following the latest ruling in a battle over clean air.
Pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong condemn violent action by a small group of protesters on Tuesday who tried to break into parliament.
Four people are sentenced to death for killing their pregnant relative in an "honour killing" case that caused widespread outrage.
China has been criticised over its tight internet controls, but that has not stopped the country from holding its first world internet conference.
Cinemas should offer a greater range of ticket prices, according to one of the leading figures in the UK film industry.
A zookeeper is taken to hospital after being found with serious injuries in an enclosure following an "incident involving a rhino" at Whipsnade Zoo.
Residents in much of rebel-held Donetsk have been left without water after power supplies to a filtering plant were hit by shelling, the mayor says.
Rome's troubled Opera house announces nearly 200 jobs have been saved after it signed a deal with trade unions.
Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic appoint former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay as their new manager.
A BBC local radio presenter apologises after suggesting live on air that some women were "partially responsible" for being raped.
Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia Trinidad, 23, have been found dead, officials have confirmed.
China opens its first world internet conference with a call for more controls on cyberspace, amid criticism of Beijing's web practices.
Television personality Paul O'Grady settles a phone hacking claim against the publishers of News of the World, London's High Court hears.
Faults with Microsoft's cloud computing platform Azure knock many third-party sites offline and restrict access to its own apps.
Emma Thompson is to be honoured at the British Independent Film Awards next month for her outstanding contribution to British film by an actor.
Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez will fly to England for tests after being reported for a suspect bowling action.
Police probing the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann are to question former suspect Robert Murat, the BBC learns.
England will face world champions Germany and hosts France in the build-up to the 2016 European Championship.