The French operations of the US cosmetics giant Avon Products are to be closed by the end of the month, its Paris office says.
Congressional leaders fail to reach a breakthrough in ongoing negotiations to raise the nation's debt limit ahead of Thursday's deadline.
Six Communist Party officials in China have been jailed for torturing another official to death in a case which casts light on the darker side of party discipline.
Two Chinese tourists are briefly detained in Paris on suspicion of forgery after trying to settle their hotel bill with one-euro coins.
Hi-tech firms see opportunities in China
England manager Roy Hodgson says he will "worry" before his side's final World Cup qualifier against Poland at Wembley.
A court in South Africa orders the state to pay the legal fees for the survivors of the mass shooting at the Marikana mine.
The BBC's Nuala McGovern spoke to Molham Al Rosan - a migrant who made his way to Malta by boat.
Man who had a knife arrested, after attempting to enter Buckingham Palace on Monday morning, London police say.
Mo Farah says that he has never claimed to be able to run a marathon in less than two hours.
A European Commission study plays down "benefit tourism" in the EU, saying jobless EU migrants are a very small share of benefit claimants.
A suspected Somali pirate leader, Mohamed Abdi Hassan, also known by his nickname "Big Mouth", is arrested in Belgium, media reports say.
HTC announces its new handset - which features a fingerprint scanner - a day earlier than planned after details leaked on the net.
Rio correspondent Wyre Davies reflects on his new patch
A US drone pilot on flying remote missions into Pakistan
The 2013 Nobel Prize in economics has been awarded to Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller.
Three out of six kidnapped Red Cross members and a Syrian Red Crescent volunteer are freed in Syria, the ICRC says.
The minicab driver transporting Mark Duggan before he was shot by police tells an inquest he feared he was going to be attacked.
A Malaysian court has ruled that non-Muslims cannot use the word Allah to refer to God, even in their own faiths, overturning a 2009 ruling by a lower court.
Kill List and Sightseers director Ben Wheatley will direct Peter Capaldi's first two episodes as Doctor Who.