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The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times".
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.
A global commission says the extra costs of tackling climate change will be 'modest', but doing nothing could put the world economy at risk.
Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti - but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?
The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.
Prosecutors in Massachusetts hope the case will be a breakthrough for criminal cases involving identical twins.
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to land on a 4km-wide comet later this year, identifies what it thinks is the safest place to touch down.
Is this how the cities of Mars will be built?
The small bodyguards who defend acacia trees in Eastern Africa against elephants and giraffes are being killed off by other ants.
Research suggests that malaria parasites in the blood can actually sense when their carriers are around, and increase their numbers accordingly.