Several EU politicians and Russia's opposition leader are barred from attending the funeral of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
The US president says Iran should freeze nuclear activity for 10 years, ahead of a controversial Washington speech by Israel's prime minister.
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.
Ukrainian, Russian, French and German leaders agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.
The International Monetary Fund says Sierra Leone is to receive more than $80m (£52m) immediately to help the country overcome the Ebola outbreak.
The execution of the first woman in Georgia in 70 years is postponed because the drug that was to be used appeared "cloudy", US officials say.
Venezuela orders the United States to cut more than 80 staff from its diplomatic mission in the next two weeks.
The Los Angeles police chief says a homeless man shot dead by police had reached for an officer's weapon before being killed.
Australia is to more than double its contingent of troops training local forces in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.
A pastor from a Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian visit to North Korea, an official from his church says.
Twenty members of a Chinese opera company are killed and 13 injured after their tour bus plunges off a cliff in Henan province.
Hundreds of parents are arrested in north-west Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio.
Police say two men behind a tunnel discovered in Toronto last week built it for "personal reasons".
Newly inaugurated Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez continues his predecessor Jose Mujica's tradition of using vintage cars for official engagements.
The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.
Bill Gates is declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.
The family of a man who was killed by the FBI as agents investigated the Boston marathon bombings is suing the agency.
Natalia Revuelta, who supported Fidel Castro when he was planning his insurgency and became his lover, has died at the age of 89 in Havana.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defends her economic policy in her last speech to Congress before she steps down in December.
Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba wins the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.
Leading Burundian dissident, Hussein Radjabu, escapes from a prison where he was serving a 13-year term for plotting against the state.
North Korea will once again allow tourists into the country after four months of severe restrictions to prevent the spread of Ebola.
For the second year running, Singapore tops the list as the world's most expensive city to live in, says the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Europe's top rights watchdog is set to rule that France's guidance over spanking children is not sufficiently clear, Le Monde newspaper reports.
The European Commission says it is trying to maintain EU unity after Greece accused Spain and Portugal of conspiring against it in bailout talks.
Iraqi forces say they have retaken some districts around Tikrit in their fight to recapture the strategic city from Islamic State.
Libya's internationally recognised government in Tobruk names former controversial anti-Islamist Khalifa Haftar as the new head of the national army.
Teachers, councillors and social workers in England and Wales who fail to protect children from sexual exploitation could face up to five years in jail under proposals being unveiled by the PM.
A recording emerges in which the Islamic State fighter Mohammed Emwazi, known as "Jihadi John", denied being an extremist and said MI5 threatened him.
Barclays reports a 21% fall in full-year statutory pre-tax profits, as boss Antony Jenkins is awarded his first bonus as chief executive.