Ecuador protests to Turkey over an incident in which demonstrators were ejected during a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Quito.
Five Czech skiers have been killed in a huge avalanche in the Austrian Alps that buried 17 people, local police say.
The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting has nearly doubled to 35,000, a Turkish official says.
A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia's Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say.
Five people have now been arrested in connection with the killing of a UK pilot whose helicopter was shot down by poachers in Tanzania, his employer says.
Somalia's military has retaken Merca from al-Shabab militants who entered the port city on Friday, residents there say.
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tainan, where over 200 people have been rescued from buildings that collapsed after an earthquake
French coastguards rescue four migrants who were found trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable dinghy.
Rescuers are searching the rubble of a high-rise apartment block in southern Taiwan, after an earthquake that kills at least 14 people.
The UN's top human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka amid concerns that the country's president is backtracking on promises to investigate war crimes.
The mayor of Los Angeles comes up with novel way of warning residents about a major traffic closure: singing a slow jam.
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and had an "epiphany" in space, dies at the age of 85.
Russians take a view on BBC's version of Tolstoy
Bhutan's King Jigme Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema have their first child, who becomes crown prince of the remote Himalayan kingdom.
North Korea reportedly advances the date of its controversial "satellite" launch suspected to be a cover for weapons testing
Rescuers search for trapped survivors after an earthquake topples buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least 11 people.
A large construction crane has collapsed in lower Manhattan in New York City, killing one person and injuring at least two others.
An Indian airline has suspended five crew members who let a Bollywood star sing over its public address system.
An earthquake has toppled a number of buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, with rescue teams trying to reach people trapped in rubble.
The Pentagon releases nearly 200 photographs linked to allegations of abuse by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago.