Report: Egypt sentences 17 to death for church bombings
Nineteen other people were handed life prison terms for the attacks which hit churches in Cairo, the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta.
Acacia Mining says employee in Tanzania charged with corruption
Two government employees were also charged over receiving funds from North Mara Gold mine through the LTF transaction, Acacia said.
Mexico’s next president chides media for questioning his health
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador accused the media of using old medical reports to paint a picture of ill health.
Senators asks Google to explain delay in disclosing vulnerability
The letters asked if the vulnerability was revealed previously to any federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission.
Kanye West, Trump discuss justice reform at White House lunch
The rapper has drawn fire from other celebrities for his support of President Donald Trump.
Emerging stocks hit 17-month lows after Wall St sell-off
Equities in China, whose economic and trade prospects have been at the heart of worries this year over the outlook for global growth, sank to near-four year lows.
IMF chief defends Powell after Trump says Fed has 'gone crazy' - CNBC
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and other policymakers are extremely serious, solid and certainly keen to base their decisions on actual information, Lagarde told CNBC in an interview.
Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid air, crew safe - agencies
Agencies cited sources as saying that the crew was safe and was making an emergency landing in Kazakhstan where the unsuccessful launch took place.
Robbie Williams' daughter (6) to be bridesmaid at UK royal wedding
Three-year-old Princess Charlotte, daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, will also be a bridesmaid, the palace said, while her brother Prince George, 5, will be a page boy.
SA gets $35bn in investment pledges towards $100bn goal
The SA government hopes to raise more money from companies and governments at an investment summit in Johannesburg on 26 October.
Ebola response tightens in eastern DRC as 7 new cases confirmed: health ministry
Ebola has spread to Beni, a city of several hundred thousand people where scores of people have been confirmed infected.
Facebook's WhatsApp says has fixed video call security bug
A WhatsApp employee familiar with dealing of the issue said there was no evidence that hackers actually exploited the bug to launch attacks.
Apple plans to give original content for free to device owners: CNBC
The service will also carry subscription channels, which will allow customers to sign up for online-only services such as those from HBO and Starz, the report said.
BMW to gain control of China venture for $4.2bn in milestone deal
The luxury carmaker will pay €3.6 billion to raise its stake in its venture with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd to 75% from 50%, it said in a statement.
US raises pressure on Saudi Arabia over missing journalist
Trump, in comments in the Oval Office, told reporters he had raised Khashoggi’s case with Saudi Arabia “at the highest level” and more than once in recent days.
Trump says South Korea will not lift North Korea sanctions without US approval
Trump’s rejection of South Korea easing sanctions alone outlines the official position of the United States and South Korea that the two countries remain in lockstep on North Korea.
Pope compares having an abortion to 'hiring a hit man'
Francis made his off-the-cuff comments on abortion in an address to tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly general audience.
Death toll from Nigeria floods reaches 199
The almost annual floods are the worst since 2012 when at least 363 people died.