A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.
The top teachers unions are flexing their muscle ahead of the November midterms, spending at least $60 million on television ads and ground operations hoping to have a major impact on close gubernatorial and Senate races.
Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday.
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.
U-boat found off US coast with ship it sank
The people who buy and then cancel US student loans
Terri-Jean Bedford campaigns for the rights of sex workers in Canada.
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.
Canada raises its terrorism threat level to medium - but stresses there is no specific threat - after two soldiers were attacked in Quebec.
Heineken has blamed "unseasonably wet weather" in Europe for a drop in both sales and profit in the three months to the end of September.
US singer Kesha said her long-term producer Dr Luke never had sex with her, nor gave her drugs, in a deposition given three years ago.
Protesters in Hong Kong march to the chief executive's residence, criticising his comments against giving the poor too much political influence.
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
Pop group S Club 7 are to reunite for the first time in more than a decade for the BBC's Children in Need next month.
Policy makers at the Bank of England voted 7-2 to keep interest rates at a record low of 0.5% in October, minutes show.
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power
Singer Kate Bush says her recent run of 22 comeback concerts was "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life.
Japan's trade deficit edges higher in September despite exports growing at their fastest pace in seven months.
Just as former felons take up prison reform and former drug addicts crusade about addiction, maybe Monica Lewinsky's very notoriety is the ingredient that generates attention..