A Japanese businessman with terminal cancer organised his own 'funeral' party at a Tokyo hotel and invited his closest friends and business associates along.
A giant 709-carat diamond unearthed in Sierra Leone has sold at auction in New York for $6.5m (£4.8m).
A war crimes appeal hearing in The Hague has been suspended after the accused drank what he said was poison upon hearing the verdict.
A new report by the European Commission warns that while Spain's economy is improving it is among the worst performers in the union for income inequality, and young people are in a risky position.
Catalonia's independence referendum has begun in chaotic fashion, with police attempting to prevent the vote from taking place.