PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.
The murders of 43 college students in Mexico were a case of mistaken identity, when a criminal group mistook them for a rival gang, says the country's attorney general.
New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 76cm (30ins) of snow.
Get ready for what the National Weather Service describes as a "life-threatening" storm that hits northeastern U.S., with snow fall about 1 meter and 70 miles-per-hour winds.
Huge crowds and more than 40 world leaders are expected in Paris to take part in a march after three days of terror that left 17 people dead.
Numerous dignitaries and world leaders are expected to join hundreds of thousands of people in France for a unity rally.
The Conservatives accuse Labour of failing to say how £20bn of spending it has pledged for its first year in power - if elected in May - would be funded.
It's been a bloody year in Iraq, where ISIS militants have seized swaths of territory and remain on the offensive. And the latest figures from the Iraq Body Count monitoring project show that civilians, as so often in war, are paying a heavy price.
Buckingham Palace "emphatically" denies Prince Andrew had sexual contact with a woman who claims she was forced to have sex with him.
The two young women are seen in Islamic garb with only their faces showing. One delivers a message to the camera: "We are in big danger and we could be killed."
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
It was the computer classroom where I cracked. I'd managed to remain detached until then. I wanted to tell the story. Look, but don't internalize, was the mantra I was repeating inside my head.
A gunman with an apparent grudge against the US police shoots dead two officers in a patrol car in New York before killing himself.
Famed boxer Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday with pneumonia, spokesman Bob Gunnell said.
A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre.