Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples.
The European Union unveiled a new plan to resettle at least 50,000 refugees, the majority of them from northern Africa.
Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has a message for the world's central bankers: Don't be luddites.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton struck a decisive blow in his championship battle with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel as he took the honours in Formula One's first wet night race.
To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the “historic” vote — 122 nations in favor, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.
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