French troops have exchanged fire with former rebels in Central African Republic's capital Bangui.
French troops have advanced deeper into the Central African Republic to try to restore order after hundreds of people were killed by Christian and Muslim militia groups.
Car bombs have killed at least 39 people across Iraq and injured more than 120.
Thousands of residents of the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, fled their homes to escape the waves of killings between Muslim and Christian communities.
The Red Cross in Central African Republic has collected the bodies of 281 people killed during two days of violence in the capital Bangui, the organisation's president has said.
A Royal Marine filmed executing an injured Taliban insurgent in cold blood has been given a ten year minimum jail sentence.
One of the three former garda sergeants questioned by the Smithwick Tribunal has rejected its findings that he had inappropriate contact with the IRA.
Lebanon's Shia Hezbollah group has said one of its commanders was killed outside his Beirut home in an overnight attack it blamed on Israel.
About 30,000 protesters have launched a "people's coup" on Thailand's government, swarming state agencies in violent clashes, taking control of a state broadcaster and forcing the prime minister to flee a police compound.
A suicide bomber in northern Iraq blew himself up at the funeral procession of a Sunni Muslim tribal sheikh killing at least 10 people and leaving 25 people injured.
The United States has offered to destroy Syrian chemicals on an US ship.
Iraqi police have found the bodies of 18 people who were abducted from their homes and killed execution-style in a town near Baghdad.
Irish troops involved in the UN peace keeping mission on the Golan Heights came under fire this morning, the Defence Forces have confirmed.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has condemned an attack by US forces in southern Afghanistan which killed a small child and wounded two women, and condemned the attack as a sign of disregard for civilian lives, his spokesman said.
Syrian authorities will attend planned talks in January aimed at resolving the country's civil war.
The head of the Free Syrian Army has said that rebel forces loyal to him will not join a planned peace conference in Switzerland in January.
A new report says that more than 11,000 children have died in the conflict in Syria in nearly three years, including hundreds targeted by snipers.
The US has paid tribute to the "deep faith and moral courage" of the late Father Alec Reid for his role in helping bring peace to Northern Ireland.
Air strikes around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo have killed at least 40 people.
A former US diplomat trying to resolve outstanding peace process issues in Northern Ireland has said the angry reaction to proposals to end Troubles prosecutions has given him a fuller understanding of the plight of victims.