US state department pokes fun at a Russian newspaper which it says faked a letter by a US official, filling it with grammatical and spelling mistakes.
US regulators have given the go-ahead to genetically modified salmon, making it the first GM animal destined for human consumption.
Kenyan police deploy to ease a traffic jam which reportedly stretches for 50km (30 miles) along the main highway between Mombasa and Nairobi.
British forces based on the Falklands Islands rescue 347 passengers and crew from a cruise ship in the south Atlantic.
Bacteria are now resistant to drugs of last resort meaning the world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", warn scientists.
Frank Gardner examines what is being done to halt the threat posed by so-called Islamic State (IS).
Police in Minneapolis say an unarmed black man was not handcuffed when he was fatally shot, an incident which has sparked nightly protests.
Russia is one of six countries ruled to be in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency's codes.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad says a political process to end the country's bloody civil war cannot begin while it is occupied by "terrorists".
The French PM Manuel Valls warns that France could face chemical or biological attack from terror groups, as Belgian police carry out further raids.
Australian police arrest man allegedly threatening a motorist with a knife, while clutching a dog.
Mexico's Colima volcano erupted on Wednesday, sending a column of ash and vapour two kilometres (1.2 miles) into the air
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in an interview with Italian television, says the people in Syria understand what it is like to lose family in terror attacks.
A suspected Islamist gunman shoots dead two Bosnian soldiers before blowing himself up in Sarajevo, as officials investigate "an act of terrorism".
France has stepped up its air strikes on the jihadist group's stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, but activists from the city say they are not working.
A group of Tasmanian Devils are being reintroduced to their natural habitat in Tasmania as part of a plan designed to save the carnivorous marsupials from a cancer threatening them with extinction.
Mumtaz Shaikh is leading a 'right to pee' campaign in India's financial centre Mumbai to end the demand that women must pay to use public toilets.
Islamic State militants say they have killed two hostages - a Norwegian and a Chinese national - after demanding ransoms from their governments.
French forensic experts try to establish whether the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks was among those killed in a police raid on a flat.
Police and protesters clash on the streets of the Philippine capital Manila, where Asia-Pacific leaders are attending a trade summit.