Jerusalem policeman wounded, attacker killed
A knife attack seriously wounded an Israeli border policeman on Sunday before fellow officers killed the assailant, police said.
Weightlifting: Russia's Lovchev breaks world records at Houston
Russia's Alexsey Lovchev shattered his personal best to set a world record in the clean & jerk and win the 105 kilo world title at the IWF World Weightlifting Championships on Saturday.
Belgian scheme tries to nip radicalisation in the bud
In the troubled Brussels district of Molenbeek, politician Sarah Turine is on the frontline of her own war to stop the sons of Belgian families going off to Syria to join Islamic State fighters.
Climate talks: Do you know your AOSIS from your ALBA?
After years of intense haggling, the best hope for protecting Earth's climate is contained in a non-paper littered with no-text options on everything from CBDR to mitigation. Say what?
Fossil fuel divestment drive gathers momentum
The campaign to sell off investments in fossil fuel projects, particularly those involving coal, is no longer a fringe movement as big players like banks and investment funds get on board.
SDR, the IMF's special international reserve asset
The Special Drawing Right has been the International Monetary Fund's "artificial currency" since 1969, used notably to calculate the interest rates it charges on loans to member states.
Sea Shepherd warns Japan against resuming whaling
Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd on Sunday warned Japan against resuming "research" whaling in the Antarctic while calling on the Australian government to intervene.
Pope heads to conflict-wracked Central African Republic
Pope Francis wraps up the Uganda leg of his three-nation Africa tour Sunday after vast crowds held euphoric celebrations in his honour, heading to his most dangerous destination: the conflict-ridden Central African Republic.
IMF poised to put Chinese yuan in elite currency basket
The International Monetary Fund is expected to approve inclusion of China's yuan in its SDR basket of elite currencies on Monday, rewarding Beijing's strong pursuit of the global status.
Climate change and conflict, a perfect storm
Violence has cast a long shadow over a climate summit opening in Paris on Monday, two weeks after 130 people were killed in a coordinated jihadist onslaught on the French capital.
Ma's South China Morning Post takeover a double-edged sword
Chinese Internet tycoon Jack Ma's mooted buyout of Hong Kong's struggling South China Morning Post could see the paper prosper from his Midas touch, analysts say, but also further erode its independence and with it the city's press freedoms.
Gulf unwilling to tighten oil taps alone
Saudi-led Gulf OPEC members will reject pressure to shoulder the cost of cutting oil production alone despite warnings that prices risk sliding further, officials and analysts say.
Hong Kong's dolphins at risk of disappearing
As Hong Kong seeks to expand its international airport and with a major new bridge project under way, campaigners warn that the dwindling number of much-loved pink dolphins in surrounding waters may disappear altogether.
Worldwide rallies demand action on climate change
Tens of thousands marched across Australia Sunday on a third day of worldwide rallies as pressure mounts on global leaders to strike a pact on cutting greenhouse gases at crucial talks in still-shaken Paris.
Turkmenistan in race against time to become global gas player
While the golden domes of Turkmenistan's presidential palace hint at the country's fantastic gas wealth, the reclusive Central Asian country remains a slumbering giant in the high stakes game of energy politics.
Turkey, EU meet on refugee crisis
European Union leaders will offer Turkey cash and a boost for its membership bid in exchange for its cooperation with the migrant crisis at a summit Sunday, although key issues remain to be hammered out.
Tumbling zinc prices hit corner of rural Ireland
Ireland is feeling the strain as Europe's largest producer of zinc with global prices for the metal plummeting due to an economic slowdown in China and surplus supply on world markets.
Refugees, shoppers rev up German growth motor
A massive influx of refugees, and accompanying billions in public spending, have provided Germany with a long-awaited answer to partners' calls for it to do more to jumpstart the eurozone economy.
Saudi women candidates begin first election campaign
Saudi women running for public office next month for the first time ever begin campaigning Sunday in another step forward for women's rights in the conservative kingdom's slow democratic process.
Prepaid cards -- help for financially excluded or finance for terrorists?
Prepaid payment cards were seen as a positive development, helping those excluded from the banking system and providing a convenient financial tool, but their use in the Paris terror attacks has revealed a troubling dark side.
Rate cut, more stimulus in store at ECB meet
The ECB will roll out its big guns at its monetary policy meeting this week, ramping up its trillion-euro asset purchases and cutting key rates to hike weak inflation, analysts said.
Burkina Faso from Compaore ouster
Key dates in the west African state of Burkina Faso, which holds crucial presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, from the fall of ex-president Blaise Compaore:
Trump claims Muslims worldwide were 'going wild' after 9/11
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ramped up his incendiary rhetoric on Saturday, claiming that Muslims around the world were "going wild" to cheer the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Five key facts about Burkina Faso
Five key facts about Burkina Faso, one of the world's poorest countries of 17.6 million people, which holds presidential and legislative elections on Sunday:
Burkina votes for new president after year of upheaval
Burkina Faso elects a new president and parliament Sunday hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup.
Five killed by female suicide bombers in north Cameroon
Five people were killed on Saturday in a double suicide attack by two women in the restive far north of Cameroon, the governor of the region said.
Alpine Skiing: Shiffrin bounces back with Aspen slalom win
Reigning world and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin bounced back a day after botching a victory by taking an Alpine Ski World Cup women's slalom crown Saturday on home snow.
Alpine Skiing: Svindal wins Lake Louise men's downhill
Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal won Saturday's Alpine Ski World Cup men's downhill race at Lake Louise, edging Italy's Peter Fill by .01 of a second.
Arrested journalists urge EU not to compromise on rights in Turkey talks
Two Turkish journalists charged with "spying" over their reports about Ankara's alleged arms supplies to Syrian rebels urged the EU on Saturday not to compromise on human rights and press freedom as it looks to Turkey to help stem Europe's migrant crisis.
Alpine Skiing: World Cup women's slalom results
Leading finishers from Saturday's Alpine Skiing World Cup women's slalom race at Aspen, Colorado:
Alpine Skiing: World Cup men's downhill results
Leading finishers from Saturday's Alpine Ski World Cup men's downhill race at Lake Louise: