A 39,000 year-old baby mammoth named Yuka has been put in display in central Moscow making it the best preserved mammoth in palaeontology.
Singer Phil Collins hands over his large collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum, calling the donation the end of a six-decade "journey".
About 100 people are feared dead after a landslide buries dozens of homes in central Sri Lanka, the government says.
The head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party is sentenced to death for war crimes committed during the independence war against Pakistan.
Millions of photos, diaries, letters and recordings whose copyright owners cannot be traced may be made accessible for the first time under a new scheme.
Retired baseball star Jose Canseco undergoes surgery after nearly shooting off his finger by accident, police and his fiancee say.
The Iranian parliament rejects the government's nominee for science minister, in a new setback for reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce that it will end its programme of buying financial assets with new money, a policy known as quantitative easing.
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.
Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.
Police find a Colorado man five days after he went missing while attending a professional football game in Denver on Thursday.
Britain's Justin Rose hopes a win in the BMW World Masters in China this weekend will help lift him up the world rankings.
South Africa's first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, donates $1m (£620,000) to Guinea to help the country fight the deadly Ebola virus.
Zambian President Michael Sata dies in a UK hospital, becoming the second president of the country to die in office.
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US security services are reportedly investigating the breach of an unclassified network.
South Korean intelligence services believe that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had surgery to remove a cyst from his ankle.
Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, dies in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, the government says.
Venezuela is recalling its ambassador to Spain a week after the Spanish prime minister called for the release of a Venezuelan opposition leader.
Fears grow that a flood at a Turkish mine may have drowned 18 workers as the president and prime minister prepare to visit the scene.