French historical author Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature.
At least 17 people have drowned and two dozen are missing after their boat sank on the way to a wedding on the resort island of Bali, officials say.
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans has said that one of the 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask.
A flaw in cash machines that allows criminals to quickly steal wads of cash has been discovered.
The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a trio of researchers for improving the resolution of optical microscopes.
The US and UK have warned that air strikes alone will not prevent Islamic State (IS) fighters from seizing the Syrian town of Kobane.
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola within the US has died, Texas hospital officials have said.
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to a trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs).
A prominent World Health Organisation official has warned that more Ebola cases can be expected among medical staff - even in developed countries with modern health care systems.
Asian markets headed lower, following Wall Street's cue, after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global growth forecasts.
Representatives from Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement have agreed to hold formal talks with the government.
An overloaded bus in western Nepal has fallen off a road and plunged into a gorge, killing 29 and injuring dozens.
Eleven members of a Colombian indigenous community have been killed by lightning during a religious ceremony in a remote, mountainous area in the north of the country.
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's “GPS system”.
The deeper half of the ocean did not get measurably warmer in the last decade, but surface layers have been warming faster than we thought since the 1970s, two new studies suggest.
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