A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the World Health Organization.
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio host Jian Ghomeshi goes on trial on charges of sexual assault and choking.
French authorities demolish a makeshift church and mosque to create a security zone at the Calais camp home to thousands of migrants.
Scientists recreate the furrows of a human brain using a simple two-layered gel model, showing that the brain's folds have physical origins.
A suicide bomber kills 20 people - reportedly police officers - in an attack on a police headquarters in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say.
Amnesty International criticises the reinstatement of a Nigerian general it accuses of war crimes in the fight against Boko Haram.
Cuba announces it will launch residential broadband internet services in two areas of its capital, Havana.
The president of a volunteer group among those nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize says award would be "important for ideal of peace and solidarity".
A solar-powered bus described by its Ugandan makers as the first in Africa is driven in public for the first time.
Jason DeCaires has created the first underwater museum in Europe...15 metres below sea level.
Five Chinese airlines are to blacklist unruly passengers amid increasing rowdy behaviour as the country's air travel market grows.
An emergency meeting of the World Health Organization is discussing the unprecedented Zika outbreak and whether to declare a global emergency.
Thirteen students have drowned while swimming off a beach off India's west coast in the state of Maharashtra, police say.
Two South African men found guilty of murdering Mozambican Manuel Josias Sithole, which got widespread publicity, are sentenced to 10 and 17 years.
Finland Prime Minister Juha Sipila puts on hold a proposal to open his country home to a family of asylum seekers, for security reasons.
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Downing Street says it is "making progress" in its renegotiation of the terms of the UK's EU membership but says "there's more work to do" in all areas.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov posts an Instagram video showing Russian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov in a sniper's crosshairs.
A prominent Chinese pastor is under investigation for corruption, in a move that religious groups have linked to a crackdown on Christian churches.