Iceland has suspended trading on its stock exchange as the country continues to struggle to cope with the global financial crisis.
The trial of nine people in Ivory Coast accused of involvement in the dumping of 500 tons of chemical waste around the port of Abidjan has been suspended.
At least 30 women in South Sudan have reportedly been arrested for wearing tight pants.
The Bank of England and five other banks have cut interests rates in an attempt to stabilise their markets.
The US presidential hopefuls have set out their economic policies in a debate dominated by the financial crisis and differences over foreign policy.
The European Development Commissioner (EDC) has committed to increasing aid for the poor in light of the global financial crisis, rising fuel prices and climate change.
Authorities in Kenya have detained the American author of a highly critical book about US presidential candidate Barack Obama.
China has cancelled military and diplomatic exchanges with the United States in protest at a US$6.5 billion deal to supply Taiwan with arms.
Stock markets have continued to plummet in the United States despite the approval of a US$700 billion financial bailout plan by the House of Representatives last week.
Germany\'s finance ministry has agreed on a euro$50b plan to save one of the country\'s biggest banks.
The New York-based human rights organisation, Breakthrough, has launched a campaign to improve the conditions at immigration detention centres in the United States.
A police officer in the eastern Indian state of Orissa has been suspended and four persons arrested in connection with the rape of a Catholic nun.
The two US vice-presidential candidates have traded blows on the financial crisis, climate change and foreign policy in their only television debate.
US shares have reportedly fallen sharply as investors exercise caution over whether the House of Representatives will back the revised bank rescue plan.
Britain’s top policeman Sir Ian Blair has announced his resignation after losing the backing of London mayor Boris Johnson.
The Senate has approved a new version of a US$700b rescue plan for the troubled US financial system.
Spanish police said they have arrested 121 people in what they have described as the country\'s largest operation against internet child pornography.
US senators will vote this evening on a revamped financial rescue package after the House of Representatives rejected an initial US$700 billion plan.
Activists from across Africa have joined hundreds of farmers and trade unionists in Ghana in a protest against the proposed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.
The authorities in the Mexican border city of Tijuana have found 16 bodies in a day, in what is believed to be part of a series of drug-related murders.
Police in the US state of Maryland say they have found the frozen bodies of two children in the freezer of a house in Calvert County.
British chocolate-maker Cadbury is recalling its Chinese-made products over fears of possible contamination.
The lower house of the US Congress is debating ahead of a vote on a US$700 billion plan to bail out Wall Street.
An opinion poll carried out for the BBC World Service is indicating that US-led efforts to tackle the al-Qaeda group are not regarded as being successful.
US politicians have agreed on a bill for a US$700b deal to rescue America\'s financial system and end the credit crunch.