British radical preacher Choudary granted bail
A British judge on Friday granted bail to high-profile radical preacher Anjem Choudary, who faces charges for inviting support for the Islamic State jihadist group through social media.
Kenya court recommends "White Widow" case be dropped
A Kenyan court on Friday said prosecutors should close their case against British terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed the "White Widow", after failing to produce her in court.
Finland revises away recession, but not crisis
Finland's statistics agency on Friday revised away a recession in the first half in the year, but the government warned the crisis that has seen the Nordic eurozone nation's economy contract the past three years has not disappeared.
US unemployment falls to 5.1%, lowest since April 2008
The US economy generated a lower-than-expected 173,000 new jobs in August, the government reported Friday, but upward revisions to previous months' data sweetened the picture for hiring across the country.
Taiwan relaxes law on tech production in China
Taiwan further relaxed controls Friday on local high-tech companies expanding into China, with the aim of allowing them to compete with giants like Intel and Samsung on the mainland market.
Depardieu may sell all his goods in France
Having left France, actor Gerard Depardieu said he is now considering selling everything he owns in the country, which "I no longer want to be part of."
Village of 1,000 quarantined after Ebola death in SLeone
A village of almost 1,000 people has been placed in quarantine in Sierra Leone after the death of a 67-year-old woman from Ebola, officials said on Friday.
Men claiming discovery of Nazi 'gold train' go public
Two treasure hunters claiming to have discovered a Nazi "gold train" went public Friday for the first time but failed to reveal evidence for the alleged find they insist is "irrefutable".
Depp wows Venice in mobster mode
Johnny Depp's portrayal of James 'Whitey' Bulger was tipped Friday as a potential Oscar winner after "Black Mass", an account of the Boston mobster's life of crime was unveiled to a warm reception at the Venice film festival.
Ivory Coast lets US company expore for oil in disputed area
Ivory Coast has concluded an agreement with the US oil company Anadarko to explore for oil in an area disputed with neighbouring Ghana.
Toddler's drowning sparks surge of donations across Europe
Charities helping refugees saw a surge in donations Friday across Europe as people shocked by the heart-rending images of a drowned Syrian boy on a Turkish beach dug deep to help out.
Pentagon chief says Iran deal strengthens US military option
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter offered assurances Friday that the Iran nuclear deal will leave Washington with a "more effective" military option if that becomes necessary.
Britain's Emily Watson to be honoured at San Sebastian festival
British actress Emily Watson will receive a lifetime achievement award at Spain's San Sebastian film festival, organisers said Friday.
German foreign minister urges end to migrant crisis recriminations
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged his EU partners Friday to stop squabbling and instead focus on how they can solve Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II.
China's Xi stands tall but challenges mounting
China's front pages were plastered Friday with images of President Xi Jinping reviewing a giant military parade, but analysts say the show of untrammelled power is undermined by signs of disquiet within Communist ranks and fears the economy is eluding its control.
Geldof offers to house four Syrian families
Irish rocker Bob Geldof on Friday offered to house four Syrian families at his two homes in Britain, calling the migrants crisis a "sickening disgrace".
Sri Lanka president swears in new unity government
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appointed members of a new unity government Friday, a day after parliament endorsed the move as part of efforts to address ethnic reconciliation after decades of war.
Tragic boy's picture galvanises migrant crisis
The small Syrian boy's lifeless body on a Turkish beach has fast become one of the defining images of the migrant crisis in Europe and seems to be shifting public opinion.
Catalonia head says parliament majority enough to secede from Spain
Catalonia's president vowed Friday to begin seceding from Spain if pro-independence parties win a majority of seats -- not votes -- in regional parliament elections set for later this month.
More than 1,000 migrants leave Budapest train station on foot for Austria
More than 1,000 migrants stranded for days at Budapest's main train station left the building on Friday, intent on walking to the Austrian border, according to an AFP journalist on the scene.
MOAS rescue charity receives record donations after boy photo
The charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station, which helps rescue migrants in the Mediterranean, said Friday it had received a record 600,000 euros in donations since the publication of a photograph of the drowned Syrian toddler.
Greece's Tsipras hints at possible vote deal with socialists
Greece's former leader Alexis Tsipras has opened the door to a coalition with rivals on the left should his Syriza party fail to win a majority in elections in two weeks' time.
Two US warplanes land in Estonia amid Russia tensions
Two of the US Air Force's most advanced planes, F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, made a landmark visit to Estonia Friday, the first time the state-of-the-art aircraft have visited former Soviet territory.
Athletics: Six world champions head to Berlin
six world champions, freshly crowned from Beijing, will be gracing Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Sunday in the annual ISTAF track-and-field meet.
Formula One: Ecclestone takes pressure out of tyre row
Not for the first time, Bernie Ecclestone exerted his authority over Formula One and the sport's leading drivers with a few forthright words when he intervened to defuse a simmering row over the quality of Pirelli's tyres.
'Spartan lifestyle' for Nigeria's anti-graft president
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who won office pledging to fight the country's outrageous graft habit, claims to have no foreign accounts or oil concessions and only $151,000 in his local bank account.
G20 finance chiefs meet to calm nerves as China slows
G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the world's top 20 economies meet in Turkey on Friday hoping to calm the nerves of markets rattled by China's slowing performance and the prospect of a US Federal Reserve rate hike.
Smartwatches, intelligent homes shine at Berlin mega gadget show
Smartwatches, intelligent homes and drones that follow users wherever they go are on show at Berlin's mega consumer electronics fair, which opened its doors to the public on Friday.
First Dane in space arrives at ISS
The first Dane in space arrived on Friday at the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a three-man team after an unusually long voyage from Earth, the Russian space agency said.
Hungary shuts border crossing after migrants escape
Hungary shut its main border crossing with Serbia on Friday after about 300 migrants escaped from a nearby refugee camp, police said.
Fury in Taiwan after ex-VP attends China parade
The attendance of a former Taiwan vice president at Beijing's massive military parade sparked waves of outrage on the island Friday, with some politicians angrily calling him a "traitor".