US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
US Vice-President Joe Biden, on a visit to Kiev, warns Russia of "greater isolation" as Ukraine marks a year since the start of its revolution.
Iran's foreign minister says he has heard "no new ideas" as talks with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme stretch into the evening.
Two retired Chilean colonels - Ramon Caceres and Edgar Ceballos - are jailed for torturing the father of President Michelle Bachelet in 1973.
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says.
Snowfall in the north-east of the US is subsiding, forecasters say, but there is now a threat of flooding from rain at the weekend as it melts.
A judge in the Netherlands agrees to extend the period police can hold a Dutch teenager who travelled to Syria to marry an Islamist fighter.
Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say.
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.
The funeral is held in Uganda of a boy of two, who was run over by a council vehicle after his mother was arrested for selling fruit.
Zambia's governing Patriotic Front suspends President Guy Scott as party leader amid a power struggle ahead of elections in January.
At least 50 people have been massacred by machete and axe-wielding attackers in eastern DR Congo, according to activists.
The Italian city of Venice is considering a ban on noisy wheeled suitcases amid concerns they are keeping locals awake at night.
The world's largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, sets sail from its shipyard in Korea for Rotterdam port in the Netherlands.
Ruby Holt, who has spent 100 years living on a farm in Tennessee, has dipped her toes in the ocean for the first time.
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.
Argentina's decision to display signs expressing the country's claim over the Falklands is "regrettable", a diplomatic source says.
Relatives of 43 missing Mexican students, who the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang, lead mass protests in the capital city.
France's President Francois Hollande says he will travel to the West African country of Guinea, one of the worst affected by the Ebola epidemic.
A doctor has died in Mali after treating a patient who sparked a second wave of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.
Thailand's military leaders say they have no plans to remove martial law soon, amid mounting protests and criticism of the junta.
Germany's three left-leaning parties agree a historic deal which will see the first far-left state president since the fall of Communism.
The Duchess of Alba, Spain's richest woman and one of its most flamboyant and eccentric figures, has died in Seville aged 88.
The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release.
Israel says it has arrested four Palestinian Hamas members who were planning to kill FM Avigdor Lieberman during the recent Gaza conflict.
Two men die and at least six other people are injured as part of a balcony collapses in west London.
Ed Miliband says a Labour MP who quit her role after tweeting a picture of a house with three England flags and a white van parked outside "conveyed a sense of disrespect".
US stocks close at yet another record high after China announced a surprise rate cut and the head of the European Central Bank hinted at further stimulus action.
American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines