THE student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have warned if the territory's leader does not resign by the end of today they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.
FORMER Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has insisted UN prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the entire Serb people on trial.
ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Hamas and the Islamic State group (IS) are branches of the same poisonous tree, both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were.
TENS of thousands of pro- democracy demonstrators have extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.
AN independence vote set for November in Spain's powerful Catalonia region has been halted by the nation's constitutional court after the central government mounted a legal case saying the planned referendum would be illegal.
PROSECUTORS at a UN court in The Hague have called for former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to be sentenced to life in prison for his alleged crimes, including the massacre of more than 7,000 men and boys in Srebrenica and the shelling of Sarajevo.
PRO-DEMOCRACY protests in Hong Kong have escalated, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing's decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from the territory's top leader to go home.
AT least 31 people have been found presumed dead near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted unexpectedly while it was packed with hikers out to admire autumn foliage, sending a huge cloud of ash and rock tumbling down its slopes.
LIBYA'S Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni and his cabinet have been sworn into office after lawmakers approved the line-up but will struggle to rule a country where a rival parliament sits in the capital Tripoli.
THE parents of the black teenager gunned down by police in Ferguson, Missouri, have rejected an apology by the city's top policeman, saying he should be sacked and the white officer who shot their son arrested.
The president of Spain's Catalonia region has signed a decree calling an independence referendum on November 9, putting him on a collision course with the central government, which says such a vote is illegal.
Hong Kong riot police have used pepper spray to disperse protesters around government headquarters, fuelling tension ahead of a planned sit-in by protest against Beijing's tightening grip on the former British colony.
Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a girl, she said in a statement on her Twitter and Facebook profiles, giving former president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton their first grandchild.