President Obama hails the support of Arab nations in air strikes which reportedly killed dozens of Islamic State and jihadist militants in Syria.
China and the US agree they must lead the rest of the world in reducing emissions to combat climate change, as a major UN summit closes in New York.
India hopes to make history shortly by putting its first satellite in orbit around the Red Planet.
The Vatican places its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, under house arrest on charges of sexually abusing children.
The leader of Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels describes his supporters' takeover of key parts of the capital, Sanaa, as a "successful revolution".
Brazil refuses to sign up to a pact setting a deadline for ending deforestation entirely by 2030, saying the deal could clash with its laws.
New figures suggest 70% of those infected in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported.
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy drops plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk.
A white tiger attacks and kills a man who was in its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital Delhi.
Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law, who was an al-Qaeda spokesman, is sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related charges in New York.
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai uses his last speech in office to warn the new government to beware of the United States.
A teenager said to have made threats to Australian PM Tony Abbott is shot dead after stabbing two police in Melbourne, reports say.
The Seattle city council votes to fine businesses and residents that waste too much food, in an effort to boost composting and recycling.
A gay-friendly mosque opened in Cape Town last week is closed because it does not have any parking spaces, a South African official tells the BBC.
A Virginia man sought for questioning in connection with the disappearance of British-born student Hannah Graham is charged with abduction.
Philadelphia police are seeking three people in connection with the beating of a gay couple in the city centre.
A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.
The remaining towers in the Space apartment complex in the Colombian city of Medellin have been demolished following a deadly collapse last year.
About 50 Nigerian MPs storm out of parliament after a motion to discuss an alleged $9.3m cash arms deal in South Africa was blocked.
Nigeria's army retracts its statement that some of the schoolgirls abducted in April by Islamist militants have been freed.
A Chinese court jails Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti for life for separatism, his lawyer says, in a verdict a rights group calls "deplorable".
American Secretary of State, John Kerry, tells North Korea to shut down its prison camps - describing them as an evil system.
Turkey's President Erdogan does not deny reports that 49 hostages, mostly Turks, were freed by Islamic State (IS) as part of a prisoner swap.
Rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine say they will hold elections on 2 November, in an apparent show of defiance towards the government in Kiev.
Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces, Israel's military says.
The family of British hostage Alan Henning receives an audio file of him "pleading for his life".
The fight against Islamic State (IS) militants is one "you cannot opt out of", David Cameron says during a visit to the US.
Ed Miliband tells the Labour conference he wants to recruit 36,000 NHS doctors, nurses and other health staff - partly funded by a tax on tobacco firms and expensive homes.
US coffee chain Starbucks plans to buy the remaining 60.5% stake of its Japanese unit in a $914m deal.
Royal Bank of Scotland cuts the price of shares in the sale of a stake in US bank, Citizens Financial Group.