• Abbas warning over holy site closure
The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
• Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze
Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.
• US faces Ebola quarantine test case
A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will.
• Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling
Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it "tramples on basic rights".
• Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers
A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.
• Japan princess back in public eye
Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.
• Tunisia secularists win elections
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
• Mexico head meets students' families
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.
• Samsung profit lowest in three years
Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.
• India's Gujarat braces for cyclone
Authorities in Gujarat begin evacuating tens of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone heads for the western coast.
• Nigerian president seeks re-election
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.
• Microsoft unveils fitness band
Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.
• VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City
Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.
• VIDEO: Newly-lit Sistine Chapel is unveiled
The Vatican has unveiled a new hi-tech LED lighting system for the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
• VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
• VIDEO: Acid attack survivors' refuge
Musarat Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty parlours in Pakistan, has set up a charity to help care for acid attack survivors whom she also employs in the salons.
• VIDEO: Why is the US election so costly?
The US mid-term election is projected to be the most expensive ever, and the BBC takes a look at where the millions of dollars comes from.
• VIDEO: Italy needs EU help to patrol seas
Thousands of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea to get into Europe, and some need saving from dangerous vessels.
• VIDEO: The island disappearing into the sea
Louisiana is slowly disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico as its fragile wetlands are eroded by rising sea levels. BBC Pop Up talks to two families surviving on a remote island under threat.
• VIDEO: Why are oil prices falling? In 60 seconds
BBC News explains why oil prices are so low - and what it would take to stop the drop - in 60 seconds.
• Has quantitative easing worked?
The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce the end of its "quantitative easing" policy this week. Has it worked? Or has it set the scene for another financial crisis?
• New Nato boss on challenges ahead
With most Nato members intent on cutting defence spending, Mark Urban asks the alliance's new chief Jens Stoltenberg how he can stop it becoming an association of broken promises.
• VIDEO: South Sudan food crisis - in 60 seconds
South Sudan's food crisis - in 60 seconds
• Money in politics: More than a game
This year's mid-term elections are set to become the most expensive in US history. Where is this money coming from and what is it doing to campaigns, candidates and the political process?
• New lights and AC for Sistine Chapel
The Vatican unveils a new lighting and air-conditioning system to better preserve and display the famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
• Norway's long wait for rockslide
It could be a long wait for viewers, but Norwegian TV has set up a webcam in front of Mount Mannen in anticipation of a large rockslide.
• Barclays sets aside £500m in probe
Barclays reports profits of £3.72bn for the first nine months of the year as it sets aside £500m relating to "investigations" into foreign exchange trading.
• Australia bank plans UK asset sale
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.
• Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'
Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.
• Android smartwatch 'runs for a week'
New Android-powered smartwatches should last for a week or longer between charges thanks to their use of both e-ink and LCD screens.
• Young Fathers win Mercury Prize
Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.
• Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies
Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.
• Rocket makers probe US explosion
The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.
• New species of frog in urban jungle
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
• Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'
The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.
• Google developing a cancer detector
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.
• I know what I am doing - Pardew
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew assures critical fans of his ability after his side knock holders Manchester City out of the League Cup.
• Giants beat Royals in World Series
San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.
• The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour
Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods.
• Can you cheat your way to fitness?
Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity?
• Rendition case against UK to proceed
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
• Sri Lanka rescue effort intensified
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
• Russia 'steps up' military flights
Nato reports an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days.
• US attends Ebola conference in Cuba
Two health officials from the United States attend an Ebola conference in Cuba despite frosty relations between the two long-standing adversaries.
• Rebels reinforce besieged Kobane
Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.
• Lava flow creeps toward Hawaii homes
Rain has helped tamp down smoke from a creeping lava flow, which continues to threaten residents of a Hawaiian village.
• Penalties 'do not stop' drug use
There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.
• MPs set to debate UK drugs policy
The House of Commons is to debate government policy on drugs, with MPs from all parties calling for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse.
• Man arrested over McConville murder
Police arrest a 73-year-old man in Dunmurry, on the outskirts of Belfast, in connection with the murder of Jean McConville.
• Sarah Payne's father 'found dead'
The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent, according to reports.
• Day in pictures: 29 October
24 hours of news images: 29 October
• Day in pictures: 28 October
24 hours of news images: 28 October
• Bolshoi behind bars
Costumes on show at a former prison
• Day in pictures: 27 October
24 hours of news images: 27 October
• Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014
Top news images from 18-24 October
• Day in pictures: 23 October
24 hours of news images: 23 October
• Your pictures: Steps
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"
• In pictures: Feline focus
An online exhibition of cats
• The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powers
The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him special powers
• Unexpected ways to wake up your brain
Is eating sage better for your alertness than coffee?
• The Rumble in the Jungle revisited
Forty years since Ali took on Foreman in Kinshasa
• Russian group Memorial under threat
Threat to group remembering victims of Soviet-era repression
• A South Sudanese psychiatrist's Herculean task
Meet one of only two psychiatrists in war-ravaged South Sudan
• How will future city signs look?
Jetpacks, driverless cars and solar roads
• In pictures: Relics found in Mexico
Mexican archaeologists uncover treasures from Teotihuacan
• Australia's flexible small firms
The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working
• VIDEO: Fighting the power in Tunisia
Angry political hip-hop in the birthplace of the Arab Spring
• Change in China for family succession
Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession
• High Australian real estate prices lead to bubble fears
Why owning a home may be out of reach