A new app that allows people to order black cabs and then share the ride with strangers to cut their costs is about to launch in London.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung insists he will not resign, but offers talks to pro-democracy protesters calling on him to step down.
Two million Muslims begin the annual, five-day Hajj pilgrimage, with Saudi Arabia playing down concern of Ebola infection.
At least seven Libyan soldiers are killed and 60 more injured in car bombings and clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi, sources say.
The Israeli authorities are urged to shut down the internet account of an activist in the country who is accused of harassing French reporters.
The British nurse who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone calls for action to stop the "horror and the misery" he witnessed there.
More patients are going to their GP and telling them what treatment they need based on information from apps and the internet, a survey suggests.
A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.
Exhibition of gay Nigerian photographer's work
Disused phone boxes in London are being put to a novel use - as solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones.
India win their first Asian Games hockey gold in 16 years after beating rivals Pakistan on penalties in Incheon.
A stray dog in India's Udaipur recovers after being found stuck in pool of hot tar.
The UK calls for decisive international action to deal with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as it co-hosts a forum with Sierra Leone in London.
People in Dallas, Texas, give their reaction to the news that the first man to be diagnosed with Ebola while in the US was admitted to hospital in their city.
As many as 80 people had direct or indirect contact with man diagnosed in Texas with Ebola virus, officials tell US media.
A video is released showing the purported leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram dismissing the army's allegations he is dead.
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Tension is mounting at the Hong Kong government office in the Central district, with reports of protesters scuffling with police.
Lewis Hamilton believes he has put together the best season of his F1 career as he chases the drivers' title with Mercedes.
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at 0.05% and is expected to give details later of its asset purchase programme.