One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria.
Heavy rains hampered search operations on Friday at the site of a landslide in Sri Lanka where more than 100 people were buried under tons of mud and rubble two days ago.
From the streets of Burkina Faso to the volcanic slopes of Hawaii's big island, a look at top news pictures from around the world.
Virgin Galactic's suborbital passenger spaceship crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, officials said.
A South African official says a suspect has appeared in court on a murder charge for the killing of Senzo Meyiwa, the national soccer team captain.
Across Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and other countries, Halloween is celebrated with costumes, parties and the decorating of pumpkins.
Bombardier is suspending negotiations on a $3.4-billion proposal to assemble turboprop aircraft in Russia due to the country's political situation and weak economy
Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.
The UN health agency is updating its guidelines for health workers dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, recommending tougher measures such as doubling up on gloves and making sure the mouth, nose and eyes are better protected from contaminated droplets and fluids.
Hungary's government will suspend a planned tax on internet use and reconsider the matter next year.
Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city.
Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday demanding that President Blaise Compaore step down, a day after the military dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government in the face of mass protests and violence.
Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.
Canadian warplanes have flown their first operational flights as part of the anti-ISIS coalition, but have yet to carry out strike missions
Moscow and Kyiv have clinched a deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flow into Ukraine and beyond to the European Union throughout the winter despite their intense rivalry over the fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Pennsylvania authorities will seek the death penalty for a survivalist captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, who is accused of killing one state trooper and seriously wounding another seven weeks ago.
A survivalist accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said.
Microbicides, products specifically aimed at protecting women from HIV without the need to negotiate condom use, are missing in the scientific response to the AIDS pandemic, say researchers working to bridge the gap.
United States National Guard troops arrived in a Hawaiin town threatened by a slow-moving river of molten lava on Thursday, and were greeted with cheers by residents of the Big Island community.
A contingent of U.S. National Guard troops was dispatched to a Hawaii town on Thursday to provide security to the Big Island community threatened by a river of molten lava that is slowly creeping toward the town's main road.