A Chadian security source says 11 Chadian soldiers have died in fighting with suspected Boko Haram Islamists in a border region. Chad is participating in a military alliance to help combat the extremist group.
Ankara has summoned Moscow's envoy after another apparent breach of its airspace by a Russian military plane. The move comes as Russia faces mounting international criticism for its military intervention in Syria.
Environmental group Greenpeace is exploring funding options to buy Vattenfall's lignite business in eastern Germany in a bid to scale back the operations put up for sale by the Swedish state-owned energy giant.
Late South African President Nelson Mandela has been posthumously honored for his contribution to rugby. He is credited with making the traditionally white sport more inclusive after apartheid.
Iranian media say Tehran has written a letter to protest at the invitation of author Salman Rushdie as a guest speaker at the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair. Iran issued a fatwa against the writer in 1989.
A juvenile has been put in custody after allegedly shooting a neighbor girl with his father's gun. The incident has occurred amid renewed debate over gun ownership in the United States.
Israel has knocked down the former homes of two dead Palestinian militants as it announces tougher measures to counter mounting unrest. Five Palestinians have been arrested over the killing of an Israeli couple.
Phil Rudd, former drummer in the Australian hard rock band, will have to resume his sentence, a judge has decided. The musician was convicted for threatening to kill a colleague and possessing drugs.
Unidentified assailants have attacked a hotel used by Yemeni government officials. Despite a number of casualties, the prime minister was not hurt. Yemen's recognized government recently reclaimed the city of Aden.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited a branch of the German company Bosch in India's technology hub of Bangalore. India expressed interest in a form of training exemplified by the firm.
South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon says he is facing suspension by the international football body's ethics committee, but denies any wrongdoing. Scandals have rocked FIFA for months.
The threat of a cyberattack against nuclear power plants has been growing, according to a report. Nuclear facilities are struggling to respond to a host of new vulnerabilities.
A week of steady rain in the US state of South Carolina has left thousands without drinking water and devastated infrastructure. Officials say the state is in the grip of a full-scale disaster.
Edward Snowden has said British spies can hack into mobile phones using text messages. The whistleblower also said he has offered to serve prison time in the US if the country were to let him return from exile in Russia.
The UN has said it will await the findings of military probes into the deadly bombing of a charity hospital in Kunduz before its own investigation. MSF has demanded an independent inquiry after staff members were killed.
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Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation to let terminally ill people take their own lives in California. It will become the fifth US state to allow dying patients to use doctor-prescribed drugs to end their lives.
An American Airlines jet has made an emergency landing after the captain fell ill and died. The Phoenix to Boston flight was diverted to the state of New York, where the co-pilot safely landed the plane.
Thousands of demonstrators with the anti-migrant group PEGIDA have marched in Dresden against Merkel's plans to take in refugees. PEGIDA has used recent refugee arrivals to make its case to lock down Germany's borders.
Firefighters have recovered the body of an African man who died in a fire at an asylum center in eastern Germany. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
German federal authorities have rejected a push for the legal sale of marijuana and hash in a Berlin district, filed by the district mayor. The drugs are easy to purchase even when outlawed, argue local officials.
US lawmakers are cautiously weighing a massive free trade deal sealed by 12 Pacific Rim countries. The accord faces scrutiny in the US Congress, which will vote next year on whether to ratify or reject the deal.
Three Iraqi towns have been targeted by deadly bomb blasts, including one in the relatively quiet Basra region, according to officials. The government is struggling to provide security as the fight against IS continues.
The refugee crisis was at the top of the agenda as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with European Union chiefs in Brussels. Erdogan also said the Syrian Kurdish PYD remained a terrorist organization.
German carmaker Volkswagen has said the overwhelming majority of its roughly 11 million cars with built-in defeat devices were sold across Europe. The company again apologized for the "wrongdoing of individuals."
NATO has called a Russian violation of Turkish airspace "irresponsible behavior" and an "extreme danger." The alliance has called for an immediate end to Russian airstrikes on the Syrian opposition and civilians.
Two Air France mangers whose shirts were ripped off by activists have scaled a fence and fled under police protection after protesters stormed the airline's HQ. The demonstration was against proposed layoffs.
British energy giant BP will pay a record fine to settle claims for damages stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The agreement was reached with the Department of Justice and five US states.
A group of 41 Syrian rebel factions have called for their forces to unite against the Assad regime and its backers, Iran and Russia. Meanwhile, the Syria Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi clerics have issued calls for jihad.
The cargo ship El Faro is believed to have sunk after it was caught in the path of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 people on board, US Coast Guard officials say. The US authorities are searching for survivors.
Member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have responded to the newly-reached agreement. The accord, which will set standards for 12 nations, will be the biggest trade liberalization pact in a generation.
Pacific ministers have reached a deal on the biggest trade liberalization pact in a generation. News agencies reported the accord would set standards for 12 nations and reduce tariffs for a wide range of products.
Kunduz residents have returned to the Afghan city's streets for the first time since last week's Taliban assault. Doctors Without Borders says it wants a war crimes probe into Saturday's airstrikes on its hospital.
Western monitors in Kyrgyzstan have said that the country needs to improve organization and transparency in its parliamentary elections. Sunday's polls were the country's second such vote since 2010.
North Korea has released and deported a 21-year-old South Korean man six months after arresting him for illegally entering the country. The release comes days before the North celebrates a key political anniversary.
Mahmoud Abbas has criticized Israel's heightened security measures banning Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City. Benjamin Netanyahu's plans were announced after two Israelis were killed by a Palestinian.