Continuity IRA claims deadly Dublin shooting
Irish republican militant group the Continuity IRA on Monday claimed responsibility for a deadly shooting at a boxing weigh-in event in Dublin last week and warned of similar attacks in future.
30,000 Syrian refugees mass at Turkish border: Turkey PM
Around 30,000 Syrians are at the Turkish border after fleeing a Russia-backed regime offensive on the northern region of Aleppo, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
40,000 people are starving to death in South Sudan
New figures released in a UN report describe some of the worst conditions yet in more than two years of civil war.
'Meteorite' kills man in south India, authorities say
Indian authorities say a falling object that killed a bus driver and injured three others was a meteorite. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history.
Obama to ask Congress for $1.8 bn to tackle Zika crisis
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to tackle the fast spreading Zika virus both at home and abroad, the White House said Monday.
Iran vote should not overshadow 'major issues'
Iranian officials should not let this month's parliamentary polls distract them from building a strong economy, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday.
UN probe accuses Damascus of 'extermination' of detainees
UN investigators on Monday accused Damascus of "extermination" in its jails and detention centres, saying prisoners were executed, tortured to death or held in such horrific conditions that they perished.
Europe creates Zika drug 'task force'
Europe's medicines watchdog said Monday it had assembled an expert team to aid the development of drugs and vaccines against Zika virus, feared to cause brain damage in unborn babies.
Experts probe Polish govt's alleged breach of rule of law
European legal experts on Monday began a fact-finding mission in Poland to determine if Warsaw's new right-wing government has violated the EU member's constitution and democracy rules.
Leopard injures five at Indian school
A male leopard which strayed into a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore injured five people during an hours-long attempt to catch the beast, a wildlife official said.
Nigeria court issues ultimatum to ex-oil rebel leader
A Nigerian court on Monday set a new deadline for the arrest of former Niger Delta militant leader Government Ekpemupolo, after he again failed to appear to face theft and money laundering charges.
Judge rejects appeal over Nigeria church building collapse
A judge on Monday dismissed a bid by two contractors to stop their trial for criminal negligence over a building collapse at a Nigerian megachurch that killed 116 worshippers, most of them South Africans.
Olympics: Qatar wants to host Summer Olympics
Qatar has a "vision and target" of hosting a Summer Olympics and will bid to hold future games, a senior member of the Gulf country's olympics committee said on Monday.
Habre had 'power of life, death' over Chadians, lawyer tells trial
Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre had the "power of life and death" over his people, a lawyer for victims of atrocities carried out during his 1980s reign said Monday at his war crimes trial in Senegal.
Greek stock market falls sharply on banking sector meltdown
Bank shares crashed on the Athens stock exchange Monday, losing a fifth of their value within hours, as the government was seen facing an impossible choice between further austerity and social unrest.
India's economy grows 7.3 percent in third quarter
India's economy expanded 7.3 percent in the third quarter of the financial year, official data showed Monday, suggesting it remains on track as the world's fastest-growing major economy.
Brexit could mean migrant camps in UK: Cameron's office
Prime Minister David Cameron's office on Monday warned that Britain leaving the European Union could mean migrant camps being set up on British shores if UK border checks are removed from Calais in France.
Over 180 swine flu deaths in Ukraine since September
More than 180 people have died of swine flu in Ukraine since late September, the health ministry said on Monday, adding that three of the victims were children.
Oil prices slide as output cut hopes fade
Oil prices sank Monday, matching a fierce selloff on stock markets, as hopes of a cut to crude output faded.
High winds buffet Europe's northwestern flank
Heavy winds buffeted Europe's northwestern flank on Monday, forcing road closures and disrupting rail and ferry services in southern England and prompting high wave alerts in France's Brittany region.
40,000 starving to death as S.Sudan teeters on famine
At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations said Monday, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in.
27 migrants, including children, drown off Turkey
Twenty-seven people including 11 children drowned on Monday after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece, the Turkish coastguard said.
Italy demands answers as anger mounts over student slain in Egypt
Italy on Monday warned Egypt it would not allow the fate of Giulio Regeni to be brushed under the carpet as anger mounted over the Cambridge University student's torture and killing in Cairo.
Taiwan quake survivor tells of moment she lost husband, baby
Nurse Liu Yi-chen was breast-feeding her 10-day old baby when her family's home in Taiwan was turned upside-down by a devastating earthquake that robbed her of her infant and husband.
Passengers on bombed Somalia plane meant for Turkish Airlines
A man suspected of detonating a bomb on a Somali passenger plane had initially intended to board a Turkish Airlines flight, the company's chief said Monday.
Children starving amid 'alarming' Somalia drought
Over 58,000 children will starve to death in Somalia without urgent support, the United Nations warned Monday, amid severe drought in the impoverished and war-torn Horn of Africa country.
Iraq deploying thousands of troops to retake Mosul
The Iraqi army is deploying thousands of soldiers to a northern base in preparation for operations to retake the Islamic State group's hub of Mosul, officials said on Monday.
Macedonia building another fence to block illegal migrants
Macedonia has begun building a new razor-wire fence parallel to an existing one on its border with Greece to make it harder for migrants to enter the Balkan country, an army official said Monday.
Two German carnival parades cancelled over high winds
Winter storms forced German carnival organisers to cancel parades in two western cities Monday and to scale back festivities in Cologne, the traditional home of the annual fancy dress celebrations.
India regulator deals blow to Facebook in Internet row
India's telecom regulator on Monday dealt a blow to Facebook's plans to offer free mobile Internet through its controversial Free Basics service, by outlawing differential pricing for data packages.
Freed Australian hostage wants to 'continue' in Burkina
An elderly Australian humanitarian worker kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Burkina Faso said Monday after her release that she hoped to be reunited with her husband and "continue" their medical work there.