Libyan jihadists said on Friday (Aug 29) they downed a plane belonging to forces of a rogue general, but a source close to the officer said it crashed because of a technical fault.
Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, has slid into recession, further weakening President Dilma Rousseff, who faces a tough re-election battle on October 5.
Spain's Carolina Marin ended her country's long wait for a first badminton world championship medal on Friday (Aug 29) when she reached the semi-finals of the women's singles in Copenhagen, assuring herself of at least bronze.
The dollar rose against the euro and the yen on Friday (Aug 29) as traders appeared to look past a disappointing US consumer spending report to focus on mostly brighter economic data.
Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC).
Borussia Dortmund bounced back from defeat on the opening day of the Bundesliga season to run out 3-2 winners at Augsburg on Friday (Aug 29) with Marco Reus, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Adrian Ramos all on target.
Rescue teams in Nicaragua were scrambling frantically on Friday (Aug 29) to reach at least 20 workers trapped deep underground for more than 24 hours after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine.
Hennie Otto took a three-shot lead in the Italian Open in Turin following Friday's (Aug 29) second round.
The board of the IMF reiterated its support for Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Friday (Aug 29), after a French court placed her under formal investigation in a graft scandal.
EU foreign ministers on Friday (Aug 29) cleared the way for tougher sanctions against Russia over what many of them described as its invasion of neighbour Ukraine.