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.
Two earthquakes, three monstrous hurricanes and the North Korean missile crisis have U.S. survivalists convinced that the end of the world is nigh. And they are clearing store shelves to stock bunkers in anticipation of Earth’s final chapter.