Portugal's African community feels the pain of economic crisis
Hong Kong, one of the most highly populated islands in the world, launches a trial run of a fleet of electric taxis in a bid to tackle its serious pollution problems.
An 80-year old Japanese man has reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the oldest person to scale the world's highest peak.
With North Korea firing short-range rockets off its eastern coast this week, the prospect of formal talks on the Korean peninsula still seems some way off.
The funeral of the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe is due to take place on Thursday in his home town of Ogidi in the east of the country.
Russia's Deputy Defence Minister has told the BBC that there is still a lack of trust between Russia and the rest of Europe.
Police cordons have been removed for the first time since the Tornado in Oklahoma allowing families to return to their homes and survey the damage.
Archaeologists in Mexico find 4,926 cave paintings in red, yellow, black and white in the north-eastern region of Burgos.
The family of a US man found hanged in Singapore have withdrawn from an inquiry into his death, saying they no longer have confidence in the system.
Amnesty International says the world has become an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants in its annual report.
King Edward VIII was bugged by the government at the height of the 1936 abdication crisis, files released by the National Archives show.
A way of creating more effective vaccines which could protect against a broad range of flu viruses has been reported by US researchers.
Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country.
Rebuilding in tornado alley will take time, says Tara KcKelvey
The lives of the male masseurs of Mumbai
A US couple who reject medicine in favour of faith healing are charged with murder over their infant son's death, four years after another son died.
Health unions say the state of NHS services for people who can't get to a GP in many parts of England is "lamentable".
Why Afghan children are learning the art of skateboarding
More children may drown without better school swimming provision, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) has warned.
A man is killed in a machete attack and two suspects shot and wounded by police in London, with footage emerging of a man with bloodied hands shouting political statements near the scene.