Japan's markets trade sharply lower on Friday amid concerns over the global economy and a stronger yen against the dollar.
A British prisoner who was jailed in Peru for drug smuggling says five other women have used an illegal route to get back into the UK while on parole.
A Japanese MP who sparked a national discussion on paternity leave resigns after admitting to having an affair as his wife was due to give birth.
Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash over their support for the president in their first debate since the New Hampshire primary.
Kim Kardashian's chart-topping Kimoji web icons are facing new competition from a set of emojis mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
A New York City police officer has been convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a darkened stairwell.
A battle between rival groups at a prison near Monterrey in northern Mexico leaves 49 people dead and 12 injured, state officials say.
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South Sudan President Salva Kiir reappoints rival Riek Machar to the government as part of a peace deal aimed at ending the country's civil conflict.
Police in the Irish Republic tell a number of journalists that their safety is at risk from organised criminals.
Spear-fishing expert Colin Chester explains the appeal of fishing off Ascension Island.
Will Grant asked Cubans what they made about the upcoming historic meeting between Russian Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis
As the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches meet for the first time in 1,000 years, Sarah Rainsford assesses what it means to followers of both in Moscow.
Opposition MPs are thrown out of South Africa's parliament for heckling President Jacob Zuma during his state of the nation address.
More evidence has come to light of the way Iraqi and Syrian children are being targeted by so-called Islamic State.
The FTSE 100 has fallen 2.4%, with US and European markets also posting sharp declines amid continued anxiety about the state of the global economy.