A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.
A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore.
A judge in the US has ruled in favour of a nurse fighting a state quarantine order issued because she treated Ebola patients in West Africa.
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.
The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during an alleged robbery.
Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.
A US marine imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months.
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.
A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag.
Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.
The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.
Local residents jeer and shout abuse at a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer and eluding authorities on a weeks-long manhunt.
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.
Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".
Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.