• Hong Kong leader in protest appeal
Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.
• Afghans sign deal to keep US troops
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
• Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned'
At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.
• Donetsk airport clash violates truce
Officials in eastern Ukraine say artillery is pounding the Donetsk airport area, where Ukrainian troops are resisting pro-Russian separatists.
• Film workers fast for Indian leader
The film industry in India's Tamil Nadu state fasts to protest at the jailing for corruption of former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha.
• Muslim NFL player's 'prayer penalty'
US Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Husain Abdullah is penalised after celebrating a touchdown by falling to his knees in prayer, reports say.
• Argentina 'in contempt' of US court
A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.
• Ebay to split off PayPal business
The online auction site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.
• Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple
The European Commission accuses Apple of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.
• Third video of UK hostage released
A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants.
• S Africa firebrand trial postponed
The trial of South African opposition party leader Julius Malema on charges of fraud and money-laundering is postponed till next year.
• Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook'
Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.
• VIDEO: The battle to protect gates of Baghdad
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.
• VIDEO: Clintons leave hospital with baby
Chelsea Clinton leaves a New York hospital with her baby daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.
• VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave
An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.
• VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
• VIDEO: Brazil's silent abortion dilemma
Julio Carneiro looks at why so many Brazilians still oppose the legalisation of abortion, despite a series of recent deaths.
• VIDEO: Conditions hamper Volcano rescue
Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption.
• VIDEO: Obama woos Modi at White House
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is invited to the White House by President Obama after 10 years of being shunned by Washington.
• VIDEO: Why web inventor 'pays his way' online
Worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks about his concerns for the internet, as he renews his call for a digital Magna Carta.
• VIDEO: False widow bite leads to amputation
A woman has had her finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider.
• Trump 'may sue' over Fred West tweet
Billionaire Donald Trump says he "may sue" the Twitter user who tricked him into retweeting an image of British serial killers Fred and Rose West.
• Eurozone inflation near five-year low
Eurozone inflation slipped again in September, with prices rising at their slowest rate in nearly five years.
• VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
• Netflix to release full-length film
The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.
• VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.
• Chinese cinema set for record year
Chinese cinema box office revenue surges 32% in the first nine months of the year, figures show.
• Morgan 'failed to wear seatbelt'
30 Rock comic Tracy Morgan was not wearing a seatbelt in a car accident that left him badly injured and another passenger dead, according to papers filed in a US court.
• New images from Flight MH370 hunt
The team looking for missing flight MH370 releases detailed images of the seabed for the first time, revealing extinct volcanoes and deep depressions.
• Complex molecule discovered in space
The discovery of a branched carbon molecule 27,000 light-years from Earth suggests the building blocks of life may be ubiquitous throughout the galaxy.
• Antibiotic 'link to child obesity'
A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.
• Children hit by tooth decay at three
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.
• Man Utd consider midweek friendlies
Manchester United are thinking about playing midweek friendly matches abroad in the absence of Champions League football.
• Pardew set to stay as Newcastle boss
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's job is thought to be safe for the time being, despite his side being second bottom of the top flight.
• One people, 1,200 sausages
The history of Germany in beer and bratwurst.
• An electronic revolution in the doctor's bag
The rise of the stethoscope led doctors to touch their patients, its decline may lead to them talk more.
• Libya parliament rivals hold talks
Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames.
• Japan volcano eruption intensifies
Efforts to recover the bodies of at least 24 climbers are suspended again after the eruption on Japan's Mount Ontake intensifies.
• EU vote not like Scotland - Cameron
The prime minister says he cares "about a thousand times more strongly" about keeping the UK together than he does about staying in the EU.
• Venezuela defends Clorox seizure
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox.
• IS and Iraq battle over key town
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, appear to have halted advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in a key town near Baghdad.
• Intruder 'ran through' White House
A man arrested for breaking into the White House earlier this month gained access to more of the building than previously believed, US media report.
• PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020
David Cameron is to tell the Conservative Party conference there will be more money to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.
• Pupils' images on teacher's computer
Indecent images of pupils are found on the computer of an Essex deputy head teacher who was recently found dead.
• UK second quarter growth revised up
UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.
• May: New extremism powers needed
A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says.
• Day in pictures: 29 September
News images from around the world: 29 September
• In pictures: People of India
Exhibition featuring work by three generations of photographers
• In pictures: Hong Kong stand-off
Pro-democracy protesters remain on the streets in Hong Kong
• Week in pictures: 20-26 September 2014
The best news photos from around the world
• Day in pictures: 26 September
News images from around the world: 26 September
• Echoes of the Black Country
Industrial landscapes of the Midlands
• In pictures: Mali’s motorbiking eye surgeons
Eye surgeons battle preventable blindness in Mali
• Your pictures: Lighting
Readers' photos on the theme of "lighting"
• Why 'boots on the ground'?
Where does this overused phrase come from?
• Almaz's story
Abused and unpaid - the story of an African servant in Saudi Arabia
• In pictures: The lure of gold
Photos of men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea
• Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs
Sewer sensors to sniff out home-made bombs
• VIDEO: Could VR help build better cities?
How virtual reality is helping build better cities
• In pictures: India's dying printing tradition
India's declining printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta
• Coding for cannabis cash
The startups hoping to transform the marijuana industry
• Croatia and the EU - what's changed?
One year after joining the EU the economy is still moribund
• VIDEO: D*Face captures stars who died young
Ghostly portraits of stars who died young
• A jihadist beheading in middle America?
Was the Oklahoma killing an act of jihad?
• Hong Kong's future?
Linda Yueh on what Hong Kong protests mean for business
• Political temperature rises in Baghdad amid IS threat
Baghdad's political leaders under pressure over IS advance