Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.
Forty-six people go on trial in Antwerp on charges of belonging to a group that sent jihadists to Syria, in the largest case of its kind in Belgium.
Seven Ukraine soldiers reportedly die in a clash with pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport - the military's heaviest single loss since a truce.
A future Conservative government would freeze benefits paid to people of working age for two years, Chancellor George Osborne tells the Conservative Party conference.
A teenage boy is found guilty of shooting his 15-year-old girlfriend dead after she went to give him a birthday present.
Leonardo Da Vinci painted three versions of his famous painting The Lady with an Ermine, a French scientist discovers.
Visitors to this year's Turner Prize 2014 exhibition will find themselves spending much of their time watching films in semi-darkness.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters block Hong Kong's streets, shutting down its business hub and ignoring appeals to leave.
A hotel in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, is evacuated after a man apparently takes an employee hostage at gunpoint.
Lloyds Banking Group dismisses eight staff members following an investigation into the manipulation of some key interest rates set in London.
Police in Sudan say a Spanish embassy official has been found stabbed to death at his home in the capital, Khartoum.
Residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are feeling safer and more optimistic than they were a year ago, a survey says.
The International Organization for Migration finds that a record 3,072 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean so far this year.
Paul McGinley says his relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence the appointment of Europe's next Ryder Cup captain.
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, appear to have halted advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in a key town near Baghdad.
Liverpool chase Hamsik, Hazard vows to stay at Chelsea, Valencia keen on Mata, Young could move from Old Trafford, plus more.
The refugee crisis from Kobane in Syria has revived tensions between the Turkish government and Turkish Kurds, as Turkey prevents Kurds from leaving the country to fight against Islamic State in Syria.
Mad Men star Jon Hamm is to star in the Christmas special of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror.
A search is under way for dozens of Mexican students after they clashed with police at a protest in the southern town of Iguala.
The trial of a Canadian man accused of killing his lover and sending parts of his body in the post to political figures opens in Montreal.