South Africa take over from Scotland at the top of Pool B following a powerful display at St James' Park.
A Japanese man is shot dead in Bangladesh by unknown attackers, the second killing of a foreign national in a week claimed by Islamic State.
The Vatican strips a senior priest of doctrinal duties after he reveals he is gay on the eve of a synod on Catholic attitudes to family.
The wife and adult children of late US comic actor Robin Williams have ended their legal battle and reached a settlement on his estate, lawyers say.
Sergio Aguero scores five goals in 20 minutes as Manchester City demolish Newcastle to return to the top of the table.
At least 18 people are killed in two suicide car bomb attacks in a mainly Shia district of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police say.
Two people die when a light aircraft crashes into a field in Essex and bursts into flames, leaving it "100% alight" according to fire crews.
The UK government adds its voice to demands from sponsors for Fifa president Sepp Blatter to resign with immediate effect.
Medical charity MSF condemns "in the strongest terms" air strikes on its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, as the death toll rises to 19.
Russia pledges to intensify its air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, saying the bombing has significantly weakened the militants.
A senior priest at the Vatican who has revealed he is gay has said every gay person is "a son of God".
Japan outplay Samoa to claim their second win in three matches and move into second place in World Cup Pool B.
Actor Alex Giannini, who appeared in the film Legend about twin gangsters the Krays, has died ahead of a theatre performance in Plymouth.
A series of blasts rock the outskirts of the Nigerian capital Abuja killing at least 18 people and injuring many more, officials say.
The author, JK Rowling dismisses theories about Harry Potter put for forward by fans.
State of emergency declared for parts of the US east coast as Joaquin continues to move from the Bahamas towards Bermuda.
Celebrations have begun in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the country's reunification, when the communist east and the capitalist west merged to form a single state.
Russia's military intervention in Syria is helping to support the "butcher" President Bashar al-Assad, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
Ukraine's government forces and pro-Russian rebels say they have begun withdrawing weapons from the line of contact in the east of the country.
Hollywood stars have been paying tribute to Irish playwright Brian Friel who has died aged 86.