Indian PM Narendra Modi launches a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.
The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.
Former F1 driver Mark Webber questions whether Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can stay at Mercedes together next year.
An open letter signed by more than 200 business figures says the case for independence “has been made”.
A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is named the new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson.
South Sudan rebels deny that they were party to a deal to form a power-sharing government within 45 days to end the conflict.
Pilots at low-cost airline Germanwings will strike on Friday if an agreement is not reached with parent Lufthansa over retirement plans, their union says.
Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.
Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.
Israeli hoteliers are demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the state over the Gaza conflict, and Palestinian businesses are also suffering.
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Germany's Deutsche Bank is fined £4.7m by UK regulators for inaccurately reporting transactions between November 2007 and April 2013.
A woman in southern India is set to win a court battle to keep a cow after DNA tests proved it belongs to her, her lawyer says.
The speaker of Niger's parliament flees the country after a parliamentary committee agreed he could be arrested over a baby-trafficking scandal.
French President Francois Hollande calls for an "exceptional" UN intervention in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.
The US film-maker and Emmy-winning journalist, William Greaves, has died in New York at the age of 87.
The FBI says it is investigating reports in the US media of recent cyber-attacks against several US banks.
Sections of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour are holding a 36-hour strike, which has caused disruption in the capital Buenos Aires.
Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party but refuses to quit his South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner role following a damning report into child abuse.