More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their relatives die from hunger and disease in an army camp in DR Congo, according to a rights group.
The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil is in a serious condition, a hospital spokeswoman says.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.
US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
Troops in northern Somalia battle al-Shabab Islamist militants for the Galgala mountains, with both sides claiming to have won.
Paul Adams reports from the Syrian-Turkish border where thousands of refugees are attempting to reach safety.
The EU Commissioner-designate for financial services, Britain's Lord Hill, tells MEPs he will act for the whole EU, not for the City of London.
Student demonstrators in Hong Kong vow to step up pro-democracy protests and occupy government buildings if leader CY Leung does not quit.
The US dollar continued its rally on Wednesday, hovering near a four-year high against major currencies, and analysts say there is more to come.
A shell blast kills four people at a school in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the first day of classes, delayed because of the conflict.
The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of fears that wi-fi signals can make them go blank.
England's players are suffering because they are not trusted to behave like grown-ups, according to Rio Ferdinand.
Thousands gather in Hong Kong for pro-democracy rallies on China's National Day, despite a call by leader CY Leung to work with Beijing.
A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.
US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse.
Broadcaster and musician Sheila Tracy, who was the first woman to read the news on BBC Radio 4 and presented shows on Radio 2, dies.
Dennis Kimetto receives a hero's welcome on returning to Kenya after his world record-breaking run at the Berlin Marathon.
Sir Trevor Brooking is against the 'Rooney Rule' being introduced and says the number of black managers in the game will increase.