Francois Hollande has condemned Russia's military presence in Ukraine, while Russia has assured Europe it will keep winter gas supply commitments.
While the ANC has welcomed it, an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians has faced strong criticism in Israel's media.
From an emotional Miley Cyrus to a touching moment between Beyonce and her family, the leading ladies of pop music dominated MTV's VMAs.
As aid trucks are let in to Ukraine from Russia, problems stir in Parliament with the economy minister resigning, and a likely dissolution looming.
France, Egypt have urged both sides to continue talks, while President Mahmoud Abbas met Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to discuss the conflict and aid.
A health and safety officer working in Liberia - who is on home leave in SA - is in a stable condition, according to a health department statement.
A preliminary private autopsy report has found that Michael Brown was shot six times, according to a report.
Capture of the Mosul Dam could give the Sunni militants the ability to flood major Iraqi cities.
The Canterbury Crusaders have showed the calibre of performance that will give their supporters hope they can add an eighth title next week.
A deal to end the conflict in the Gaza Strip looks remote, Israeli ministers have said.