Obama orders ban on Crimea trade
President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US "will not accept Russia's occupation" of the Ukrainian region.
Israel launches Gaza air strike
Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.
Michael Phelps admits drink-driving
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
Liberia holds Ebola-postponed poll
Voters in Liberia are set to go to the polls in an election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah facing the president's son.
Turkey issues warrant for Gulen
Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.