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North Korea has fired three short-range missiles from its east coast, according to the South's defence ministry.
Afghanistan's parliament has blocked a law banning violence against women in what is being seen as a serious blow to the progress of women's rights.
Toronto's mayor has denied allegations he has been caught on video smoking crack cocaine.
A meteorite has slammed into the surface of the Moon, creating a flash of light so bright it could be seen without a telescope.
Dogs are well-known for being able to sniff out deadly explosives but they could have a rival in the future - honeybees.
The landing gear of a Boeing 737 operated by UTair has burst into flames shortly before landing at Vnukovo airport near Moscow.
France has became the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage.
The Powerball jackpot is nearing historic territory again a little more than a year after three tickets split a world-record lottery prize.
A Colombian thief botched his getaway by running into the path of a bus after stealing a woman's mobile phone at a station.
Traditional olive oil jugs are to be banned from restaurants across Europe following a decision in Brussels.