Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia's violation of Turkish airspace over the weekend "does not look like an accident".
US authorities charge a former UN General Assembly president with taking bribes from a Chinese billionaire in return for help gaining contracts.
The refusal to free South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius from prison on parole "flies in the face" of justice, his family says.
The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan says an air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz that killed 22 people was a mistake.
Five people are arrested in dawn raids in Sydney over the fatal shooting last week of police worker Curtis Cheng.
The EU is offering new incentives to Turkey - including financial aid and easing of visa restrictions - for help to solve the migrant crisis.
Yemen's Houthi rebels confirm in writing to the UN secretary general their commitment to UN resolutions aimed at ending the country's conflict.
New searches are under way in the US to try to find the remains of 51 Irish migrants who died - or were murdered - in 1832 while building a railway.
US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrives in Havana for two days of talks focusing on measures to ease the impact of the US embargo.
Hoesung Lee of South Korea is elected as the new chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
A heart attack appears to have caused the death of an American Airlines pilot during an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston, his wife says.
The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics goes to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald, who discovered that neutrinos switch between different "flavours".
A recording of a call from the co-pilot to air traffic control has been released after a pilot on an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston is believed to have died of a heart attack.
Microsoft has launched a laptop dubbed the Surface Book, as part of a suite of new Windows 10 products.
Drawing books are given an augmented reality twist by Disney's Switzerland-based research team.
A British inventor has created a life-saving device to be used on water after seeing images of drowning migrants in the Mediterranean.
Former British PM Tony Blair tells the BBC that the West must counter Russia's attempts at gaining leverage in Syria, to bring about a desirable outcome to the crisis
Whistle-blower Edward Snowden tells the BBC's Panorama he is a "marked man", after leaking details of extensive internet and phone surveillance by his former employer, the US National Security Agency (NSA).
Harry Potter's new illustrator Jim Kay explains how he came up with his versions of the world famous magical characters.
A yoga scheme has been set up in the slums of Caracas to improve the quality of life for the people that live there.
With Russia's involvement in Syria, the potential for military mishaps is significant, says Jonathan Marcus.
The BBC's Lyse Doucet asks how far the Middle East today is defined by the legacy of the Iran-Iraq war.
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The TTP trade deal is being touted as the world's biggest in two decades. Here's a look at some of the winners and losers of the deal.
A man working at a Kentucky pet store has been seriously hurt after a massive python he was feeding nearly crushed him to death.
Actor Tom Hanks is on a mission to return a university student's ID card he found in a New York City park.
VW expects to start a recall of cars affected by its emissions scandal in January, the car giant's new chief executive, Matthias Mueller, has said.
The International Monetary Fund cuts its forecast for global growth in 2015 to 3.1% from 3.3%.
In one of its biggest product launches, Microsoft has unveiled a range of devices including a laptop.
A drone drops leaflets on the Dagger Complex US military base near Frankfurt, urging its 1,100 National Security Agency employees to quit.
Actor and rapper Will Smith reveals he's recorded more than 30 songs and is planning his first ever world tour with sidekick DJ Jazzy Jeff next year.
Sir Alan Sugar reveals he missed out on fronting the US version of The Apprentice because he wasn't well known enough in the States.
Scientists publish a second batch of papers on Homo naledi, the creature whose remains were sensationally found deep inside a South African cave.
A carnivorous plant uses raindrops as a power source to bounce ants into a trap, researchers find.
End-of-life care in the UK has been ranked as the best in the world with a study praising the quality and availability of services.
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to two teams for their groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases.
Romania recover from 15-0 down to beat Canada 17-15 and complete the biggest comeback in World Cup history.
Liverpool are close to appointing former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp as their manager on a three-year deal.
How people on the smallest of the Canary Islands have turned natural challenges into opportunities.
Thousands of bulls are sent into the ring in Spain each year- most are killed but a handful are spared.
The mother of Stoke City footballer Mame Diouf is understood to have died in a stampede during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
Ghana suspends seven High Court judges following allegations of bribery stemming from a documentary made by a renowned investigative journalist.
The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) is fined HK$40,000 ($5,160; £3,400) by Fifa after its fans booed the Chinese national anthem during a match.
A Bangladeshi pastor survives an attempt to slit his throat by men who visited his home pretending to want to learn about Christianity.
The EU's top court rules that a data transfer pact with the US did not do enough to protect people's privacy, causing problems for Facebook.
A top EU legal adviser backs the UK government in a court battle with the European Commission over the UK's right to reside test for EU migrants.
Fiji end an encouraging Pool A campaign with a seven-try win over Uruguay, who score their first World Cup try in 12 years.
The Guatemalan neighbourhood which was buried in a mudslide on Thursday is declared uninhabitable by the authorities.
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam", wins the Pen Pinter prize for championing free speech.
David Cameron says he will "look to see if there is an opportunity" to intervene personally on behalf of a protester on death row in Saudi Arabia.
The death toll from the severe flooding in the US states of North and South Carolina rises to 17, say authorities.
A Seattle teenager dies of injuries he suffered while playing for his school's American football team.
Images from an exhibition that examines migration from southern Mexico to the United States.
Images from the ancient Silk Road town of Dunhuang
The strange world of jihadist advertising
The Chinese theme park that fails to impress
Has America already had a female president?
Shipping containers revamped for Hamburg's migrants
Will bankruptcy cost American Apparel its cool?
Austria jails Jewish writer who documented Nazi property grabs
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