France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact.
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause homes to be evacuated and bring road and rail transport to a standstill.
Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.
Ebola is spreading in Sierra Leone because people are "actively resisting" medical treatment, a virologist has claimed.
Fifa looks into claims a Manchester City player was racially abused in Croatia, and that an Italian official made racist comments.
Two data recorders from a plane that crashed in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, arrive in France as it begins three days of mourning.
Vehicles in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state are banned for three days during Eid festivities because of fears of a Boko Haram attack.
Sporadic fighting in Gaza punctuates the relative calm that has followed a UN call overnight for an immediate ceasefire as a Muslim festival begins.
A koala has had an extraordinary escape clinging to the bottom of a car on a busy Australian highway.
Russia offers 3.9m roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest for ways to crack the identities of users of the Tor network.
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Top Gear's Burma special in which Jeremy Clarkson used a racial term broke broadcasting guidelines, Ofcom rules.
The first picture of actress Gal Gadot in costume as Wonder Woman is unveiled to coincide with this year's Comic Con.
BBC News gains rare access to Ambo in Ethiopia where deadly protests took place.
The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, is announced as the opening film of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.
Gunmen said to be from the Abu Sayyaf militant group attack two vehicles in the southern Philippines, killing at least 18 people.
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen agrees a two-year deal to play Twenty20 cricket for the Melbourne Stars.
Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster have described how they were told to "stay in their places" as the ship began to sink, reports Lucy Williamson from the trial of the Sewol's crew.
Scarlett Johansson's action thriller Lucy comes out on top in a box office tussle with Hercules, the latest vehicle for former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.