US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged coalition partners to step up efforts to defeat Islamic State militants.
The inspections regime put in place to closely monitor Iran's nuclear activity is in jeopardy unless the US and other nations contribute more money, the head of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said.
Cyprus's president has said he and the UN secretary-general share the view that progress on efforts to reunify the ethnically divided island is unlikely before next month's referendum in Turkey on expanding presidential powers.
Ukraine's security service has banned Russia's contestant from this year's Eurovision song contest because she performed in Crimea.
A lawyer hired by the family of a Russian whistleblower who died in jail has been seriously injured in a fall from his Moscow apartment.
South Korean salvage workers have begun the process of raising a large ferry that sank in 2014, killing more than 300 people.
The wreckage of an Irish Coast Guard helicopter which struck an island and crashed into the Atlantic has been found.
An endangered wild elephant has died in Cambodia after a power pole fell and electrocuted it, a park ranger said.
US aircraft have carried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allied forces behind Islamic State lines to spearhead an assault on a strategic town belonging to the extremist group.
Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin, it has been revealed.
Two students have died and more than 20 others were injured in a stampede during a morning toilet break at an elementary school in central China.
The head of the eurozone's finance ministers is facing pressure to resign after comments about debt-ridden nations that have sought outside help to emerge from financial crisis.
A pilot who passed out in a cockpit before a scheduled flight in Canada has pleaded guilty to being impaired while in control of an aircraft.
A new missile launch by North Korea appears to have ended in failure, South Korea has said, three days after Pyongyang claimed a major breakthrough in its rocket development programme.
Communications of Donald Trump's transition officials - possibly including the incoming president himself - may have been scooped up in legal surveillance but then improperly distributed throughout the intelligence community, the chairman of the House intelligence committee has said.
An earthquake that hit Indonesia's resort island of Bali has caused panic among residents and tourists.
Belgium's King Philippe has urged citizens to "be tender" to each other after the "deadly madness" that led three bombers to kill 32 people at Brussels airport and subway a year ago.
Poland's government has accused European Council president Donald Tusk of betraying national interests and bowing to Moscow in the investigation of the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.
An investigation into parliamentary jobs arranged by French presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been extended to new suspicions of fraud and forgery.
Brazil's president has said a scandal over expired meat is an "economic embarrassment" as Hong Kong joined several other countries in suspending some meat imports from the South American nation.
US Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has said "no man is above the law" when pressed on whether Donald Trump could reinstitute torture as an interrogation method.
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has welcomed home two paintings by the Dutch master, more than 14 years after they were ripped off the museum's wall in a night-time heist.
French interior minister Bruno Le Roux has resigned a few hours after prosecutors opened an investigation into a report that he hired his two daughters for a series of temporary parliamentary jobs, starting when they were 15 and 16 years old.
Police in Chicago are searching for five or six men or boys suspected of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on Facebook Live.
A mischievous three-year-old won two prizes on the notoriously hard claw arcade game - by crawling inside to grab them instead.
Donald Trump has warned Republicans they could lose their seats in mid-term elections next year if they fail to back his healthcare overhaul and fulfil a long-promised goal to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Paris says "it's now or never" as it bids for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games - and rival Los Angeles has told the International Olympic Committee it is not prepared to wait four more years either.
Conservation authorities are investigating the death of a tiger that was crushed by an earthmover in a bungled operation by rescue workers to move the animal back to a wildlife park in northern India.
Malaysia's largest cinema chain has said it will show Disney movie Beauty And The Beast without cutting a gay scene as had been ordered by film censors.
The US is barring passengers on some international flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from taking laptops, tablets, electronic games and other devices on board in carry-on bags.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Baghdad which killed 27 people, shattering a relative lull in the Iraqi capital.
Syrian government forces have launched a counter-attack against rebels in Damascus after a suicide car bombing and another insurgent assault in the country's capital, media reports said.