Ukraine rebels to get self-rule

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to parts of eastern regions held by pro-Russian rebels and an amnesty for rebel fighters.

UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times".

Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

The pro-independence camp in Scotland calls a devolution pledge by the main UK parties an "insult" while pro-union campaigners hail it as a "vision".

US advisers 'may join attacks on IS'

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Top US general Martin Dempsey says US military advisers could accompany Iraqi forces in attacks against Islamic State (IS) militants.

Rob Ford says he is 'pretty sick'

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tells a columnist he is feeling "pretty sick" in hospital as he undergoes testing for tumours in his abdomen and lungs.

Deadly shooting at Copenhagen court

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

One person has been shot dead and another wounded at a court building in Copenhagen, Danish police say.

Thai woman in crocodile pit suicide

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm, police say.

Police to probe actress handcuffing

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Police in Los Angeles are conducting an internal investigation over accusations officers violated a US actress's rights by handcuffing and detaining her.

Climate change remedies 'affordable'

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

A global commission says the extra costs of tackling climate change will be 'modest', but doing nothing could put the world economy at risk.

Radisson halts Vikings sponsorship

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.

CCTV released in Thai murder hunt

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Police hunting for suspects of the murder of two Britons in Thailand release CCTV images as the victims' families pay tribute.

Death sentence for Nigeria mutineers

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the city of Maiduguri in May.

Russian rouble falls to new low

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

The Russian rouble falls to a new all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the effect of sanctions on the country's economy.

Tardy ex-minister chased off plane

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Irate passengers prevent a senior Pakistani politician from boarding a flight, after they were kept on board for two hours until he arrived.

Rio archbishop robbed for crucifix

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Armed robbers steal the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro's crucifix, even though one of the gang recognised him and apologised.

Parenting, punishment and abuse

Posted on Monday September 15, 2014

The recent arrest of NFL running back Adrian Peterson has put a spotlight on corporal punishment of children in the US. At what point does discipline become child abuse?

'Deadbeat' shaming on Facebook

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

A group exposing parents it claims aren't supporting their children has gone viral.

Slum comedy a hit on Turkish YouTube

Posted on Monday September 15, 2014

Locals film their own dark comedy about area slated for demolition.

VIDEO: Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.

VIDEO: Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Thousands of people are still thought to be stranded in Indian administered Kashmir nearly two weeks after devastating floods there.