The first NHS staff are due to fly from London to Sierra Leone to help the fight against the Ebola virus.
Talks on Iran's nuclear programme enter their final weekend, but there is no sign yet of a breakthrough as Monday's deadline looms.
Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab kill at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, officials say.
Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab militants have killed at least 28 people on board a bus near the border with Somalia.
In Guinea, the World Health Organization has told the BBC the outbreak is now, overall, "stable" across the country, despite flare-ups in the south-east.
U.S. Marshals are playing more than just a supporting role in Mexico’s fight against the drug cartels. They are going above and beyond portraying themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in drug raids.
Ed Miliband insists Labour remains the party of working people, while accepting one of his MPs was disrespectful to them.
At least 14 people are injured in a suspected gas explosion which has led to the evacuation of a central London hotel, ambulance officials say.
The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time.
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.
President Obama approved guidelines allowing the Pentagon to target the Taliban in Afghanistan allowing the military to conduct air strikes supporting Afghan operations when needed, U.S. officials told the Associated Press Friday.
US Vice-President Joe Biden is to meet Turkey's president, aiming to push for a bigger Turkish role in the fight against Islamic State.
Voters are going to the polls in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias are urging a boycott.
A leading Republican wants to expand the House investigation into the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack by adding a Senate probe, as a new House Intelligence Committee report Friday concluded that the initial CIA assessment found no demonstrations prior to the assault and a primary purpose of the CIA operation in eastern Libya was to track the movement of weapons to Syria.
Lawmakers and congressional aides say federal investigators have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over Internal Revenue Service treatment of tea party groups.
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 web's ironic take on what Russians think
Will Gompertz looks at whether an "artistic statue" of Kim Karsdashian's bottom would be art or not
Mexico's government vows to take action on the rule of law and restore credibility in institutions, after the disappearance of 43 students.
A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.