Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.
Mexico's president announces plans for a massive overhaul of police, in the wake of the disappearance of 43 students in September.
A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil has been deported to his home country.
A huge clean-up operation is under way in Brisbane after a severe storm swept across south-east Queensland.
Brazil legend Pele says he is "doing fine" following treatment for a urinary infection at a Sao Paulo hospital.
At least 25 people are killed in an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria, close to the Cameroonian border, reports say.
A level of calm returns to the streets of Ferguson after two nights of unrest, although dozens of protesters have been arrested in California.
Israel says it has uncovered a Hamas cell in the West Bank that was planning to carry out a series of attacks in Jerusalem, including one on a stadium.
Crude oil prices slump in reaction to the decision by the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.
US and Yemeni troops who freed eight people held by al-Qaeda in a raid in eastern Yemen this week were looking for Western hostages who had been moved.
A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.
Saving Kenya's children born of incest from a death sentence
Why are people so strongly affected by a death in sport?
How Korea helped prostitutes work near US military bases
A mother's decision to leave Whatsapp chat group goes viral
Online Islamists call for Cairo street protests despite ban
Plan for new 'Islamic' cash fuels panic in IS-run Mosul
Ferguson protests spread across US
Ferguson ruling sparks 'worst' riots
US police kill boy over replica gun
Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'
Militants claim deadly Kenya attack