US drugs giant Pfizer agrees a takeover of Botox-maker Allergan for $160bn (£106bn) in what is the biggest pharmaceuticals deal in history.
A giant solar plant will open in Morocco next month, which will use salt to continue to provide power when the sun has gone down.
Russia resumes the export of some nuclear technology to Iran, as President Putin meets Iranian leaders in Tehran.
Syrian government forces are reported to have captured two towns from Islamic State militants in the west of the country.
A group of Kenyan athletes occupy the headquarters of the sport's national governing body in the capital, Nairobi, stopping officials from entering.
Australian Phuc Dat Bich, whose complaint that Facebook kept taking down his profile went viral, thanks his supporters, saying he is glad he made people happy.
David Cameron says that the world is coming together to hunt down Islamic State militants in their heartland of Syria and Iraq.
The chief executive of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, Richard Vigne, tells the BBC that in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is the best option to save the northern white rhinoceros.
Belgians post pictures and videos of cats using the hashtag #BrusselsLockdown in an attempt to bury tweets about police anti-terror operations in the city
Workers in Crimea take the day off as a power blackout continues, after key pylons were damaged in southern Ukraine.
Yahoo confirms it is preventing some people from accessing their emails if they are using ad-blocking software in their browser.
A Dominican Republic judge issues arrest warrants for three Frenchmen, including an MEP, for allegedly helping two French pilots flee drug convictions.
At least 16 people have been wounded in a gunfight at a park in New Orleans, police say.
Candidates from Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement win seats in district elections - the first vote since the 2014 "umbrella" protests.
Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he feared he was dying during a recent health scare.
A Muslim comedy trio from Pakistan has taken a stand against the stance of those who carried out the attacks in Paris.
Belgian police have made 16 arrests after anti-terror raids but Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam is still at large, the country's federal prosecutor says.
Many people are still missing after a landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin state which killed at least 104, state media says.
At least 16 people have been hurt in an apparent shooting at a playground in New Orleans.
A slow international response and a failure of leadership were to blame for the West African Ebola epidemic, says a panel of global health experts.