US stocks inched higher on Monday as the Standard & Poor's 500 index steadied following back-to-back losses over the last two weeks.
A jury in Los Angeles has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 417 million US dollars (£323 million) to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.
Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and protective glasses as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the US from coast to coast in nearly a century.
The University of Texas has quickly removed statues of Robert E Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from the main area of its Austin campus, just hours after the school's president ordered they be taken down.
Two migrant workers from Burma who were convicted two years ago of murdering two British backpackers on a resort island in Thailand have submitted a final appeal against their death sentences.
Vladimir Putin has appointed a former deputy defence minister as Russia's new ambassador to the United States.
The suspect at the centre of a major manhunt by police investigating the terror attacks in Catalonia was the driver of the van that killed 13 people on Las Ramblas, Barcelona, an official has said.
Iraqi forces have made significant progress as they close in on the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, the US-led coalition said.
The fugitive who mowed down tourists in Barcelona then stole a car and killed its owner as he made his getaway, Spanish authorities said as they raised the death toll in the attacks to 15.
Abu Sayyaf militants have killed nine people and wounded 16 others in an attack on a southern Philippine village which may have been in retaliation for a series of battle setbacks, officials said.
The US Embassy in Russia has announced it will suspend issuing non-immigrant visas in Moscow for eight days from Wednesday and stop issuing visas at its consulates elsewhere in Russia in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff.
The Danish owner of a home-built submarine said a missing Swedish journalist died onboard in an accident and he buried her at sea in an unspecified location, according to police.
French police have ruled out terrorism as a motive after a van rammed into two Marseille bus stops, killing a woman at one of them.
Cambridge University Press has agreed to restore more than 300 politically sensitive articles that had been removed from the publisher's website in China at the behest of authorities.
A Bangladesh court has sentenced to death 10 leaders and activists from a banned Islamist group for a plot in 2000 to kill prime minister Sheikh Hasina by planting bombs at one of her rallies.
New Zealand's conservative National Party is facing a resurgent opposition in an election race which is turning out to be much closer than predicted.
China will relaunch one of the world's fastest bullet trains, running at 217 miles per hour.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, in an address to the nation after returning from London where he spent more than three months for medical treatment, said his government will reinvigorate its campaign against the Islamic extremist insurgency in the country's northeast.
South Korean and US troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.
A US politician who said on Facebook she hoped Donald Trump would be assassinated has apologised publicly to the president and his family, calling the online posting "a mistake".