Ukraine is holding its first parliamentary election since the former Moscow-backed leader Viktor Yanukovich was ousted in February and replaced by a pro-Western government.
The US state of Illinois has joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa.
Canada says it did not share some intelligence with the United States about two men who mounted fatal attacks on soldiers because of a court ruling limiting the transfer of personal data.
Australian doctors want assurances the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement will not push up the price of medicines. NZ's Trade Minister Tim Groser is attending TPP talks in Sydney.
President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has described Egypt as locked in a battle with jihadists for its existence after the deaths of 31 soldiers yesterday in Sinai.
The bassist from the 1960s band Cream, Jack Bruce has died aged 71. Cream is now considered one of the most important bands in rock history and sold 35 million albums in just over two years.
Tens of thousands of parents in Chile have marched in Santiago against a planned education bill which would phase out taxpayer-subsidised schools.
Fiji's human rights record will be scrutinised by the UN Human Rights Council in Switzerland in the next week. The country's last rights review was in 2010.
After weeks of fierce fighting, Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have taken towns from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad.
Officials continue attempts to identify those who came into contact with Mali's first Ebola victim as the number of known cases worldwide passes 10,000.
Dozens of people in the West African country of Mali are in isolation following a girl's death from Ebola. She had travelled the country while showing symptoms.
A Google executive has plunged from the stratosphere to break the world record for the highest-altitude skydive. Alan Eustace fell from more than 40 kms above earth.
One person was shot dead and four students wounded by a student who also died at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the US state of Washington, police have said.
The World Health Organisation says hundreds of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines will be ready for use by the middle of next year.
It is believed the terrorist gunman in Canada acted alone. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was shot dead after killing a soldier and going on a shooting rampage in the Canadian parliament.
New York's mayor is trying to reassure residents they are safe from Ebola following revelations a doctor with the virus travelled on public transport before developing symptoms. (AUDIO)
The search of Sir Cliff Richards' house by police investigating allegations of child abuse has found it was inept and caused irreparable damage to the singer's reputation.
Photobomb - the action of intruding on a photograph - has been named Word of the Year by the Collins English Dictionary, which is the largest single volume dictionary in print.