Rescue workers in Japan recover more bodies from Mount Ontake, bringing to 47 the number of those killed by Saturday's surprise volcanic eruption.
The head of the US Secret Service, tasked with guarding US President Barack Obama, resigns following recent high-profile security lapses.
Omar Gonzalez, the man accused of scaling the White House fence and running into the building while carrying a knife, pleads not guilty to charges.
Student demonstrators in Hong Kong vow to step up pro-democracy protests and occupy government buildings if leader CY Leung does not quit.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned, in the wake of several presidential security failures.
Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil and are being monitored, the Texas governor says.
A body found in a west London river is that of missing Alice Gross, the Metropolitan Police confirm.
The UK's candidate to join the European Commission, Lord Hill, is summoned to a second hearing of MEPs to assess his suitability for the job.
England's players are suffering because they are not trusted to behave like grown-ups, according to Rio Ferdinand.
Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove calls on Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD as students demand an investigation.
A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.
A former Mitt Romney ad guru has launched a strange new social media campaign aimed at softening the public image of his Republican Party.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, says he is resuming the investigation into a banking fraud, said to be one of the largest in the world.
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
Six prominent Iranian filmmakers launch a campaign urging world powers to agree a permanent solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
The United States has confirmed the first case of a patient developing the Ebola virus on US soil.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is facing bipartisan pressure to consider resigning, on the heels of her Capitol Hill testimony on major security failures that have thrown into doubt the safety of the president and his family.
Benedict Cumberbatch will be joined by his Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott in the cast of BBC Two's next major Shakespeare adaptation.