When Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq during the summer, people from Christian communities were threatened with death if they refused to convert to Islam.
Sweden has boosted its military presence in the Stockholm Archipelago, amid rising tension between Russia and Scandinavian countries over the Ukraine crisis.
Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro says his country will send almost 300 extra doctors and nurses to Africa.
Ben Zand is travelling across the country as part of BBC’s Pop Up project. In every city he visits, he’s checking in on football’s fate in the states.
Pope Francis suffers a setback as proposals for wider acceptance of gay people failed to win a two-thirds majority at the Catholic Church synod.
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have clashed with police as they return to the streets in the Mong Kok district, just hours after they were cleared by the authorities.
Scientists think that a newly discovered species of dinosaur, whose remains were found after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela, maybe related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
President Obama has told Americans there must not be hysteria in response to the Ebola outbreak.