• Russia 'hits IS in Syria from Caspian'
Russia launches rocket strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria from its warships in the Caspian Sea, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu says.
• MSF demands Kunduz war crimes probe
Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres wants a never-used body to investigate the US bombing of its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz.
• DNA repair wins chemistry Nobel
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for discoveries in DNA repair.
• Migrant crisis 'needs more Europe'
The French and German leaders urge EU members to act together to tackle the migrant crisis which has seen more than 600,000 people arrive this year.
• New VW chairman pleads for time
Hans Dieter Poetsch says VW's investigation into the emissions scandal will take time, after being appointed the company's new chairman.
• Belarus 'does not need' Russia air base
Belarus does not need a Russian air base, President Alexander Lukashenko says, despite growing pressure from Moscow to establish such a facility.
• Arrests over Sydney police shooting
Four people are arrested in dawn raids in Sydney in connection with the fatal shooting last week of police worker Curtis Cheng outside a police station.
• Palestinian shot after stabbing Israeli
A Palestinian has been shot dead after wounding two Israelis in an attack in Israel, officials say, hours after another stabbing in Jerusalem.
• Mobiles to load news articles faster
A scheme pioneered by Google and backed by the BBC and other publishers will allows articles to download faster on mobile devices.
• Model accuses Bill Cosby of assault
A 25-year-old model files a lawsuit against US comedian Bill Cosby alleging he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 2008.
• Banned drugs found in 3,800 samples
Banned substances were found in nearly 4,000 samples worldwide in 2014, according to World Anti-Doping Agency figures.
• VIDEO: 'Nuclear smuggler' police raid filmed
Attempts by smugglers to sell nuclear material to extremist groups in the Middle East are thwarted by police in Moldova working with the FBI.
• VIDEO: Who is fighting whom in Syria?
Who’s fighting whom in Syria? Jonathan Marcus explains in 90 seconds.
• VIDEO: Toddler's head re-attached to spine
A toddler is expected to make a full recovery after a near-fatal car accident caused his head to detach from his spine.
• VIDEO: 'Europe needs solidarity over migrants'
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann calls for European solidarity over the migrant crisis on a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos.
• VIDEO: Kickflipping with skaters in Africa
Skaters at the Kimberley Diamond Cup Skateboarding World Championships explain why the sport is taking off across Africa.
• VIDEO: Former UN head charged over bribes
Former president of the United Nations General Assembly, John Ashe, has been charged in relation to an alleged bribery scheme.
• VIDEO: Whales bask under Northern Lights
Footage is released by Norwegian TV of a group of humpback whales basking under the Northern Lights.
• VIDEO: Australia car chase ends in sea
A car chase in the Australian city of Perth ends with the suspect driving his vehicle onto a beach and into the sea.
• Will Iran and US shake hands in 2017?
Both Iran and the US are entering election cycles which will determine how their unfolding relationship will develop, says Kim Ghattas.
• Air France: What is it with le mob?
Mob violence like that seen at the Air France protest is far from new in France, says Hugh Schofield - but is it getting worse?
• VIDEO: What the US Afghan bomb 'mistake' tells us
The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan has conceded that the airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz was a mistake.
• Neutrinos: 'Superheroes' of particle world
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics was been awarded for work on neutrinos. So why has the work been deemed worthy of the highest award in science?
• India man builds 26-foot-high car
An Indian man aims for a second Guinness world record by building a 26-foot-high car, modelled on the 1922 Ford Tourer,
• Anti-Renoir protest at art gallery
Protesters picket an exhibition of art by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in Boston because they say he "sucks at painting".
• Fix Libor for a curry, court told
A convicted currency trader offered six London brokers take-away curries in exchange for helping him fix multi-million pound yen currency trades, a court has heard.
• SABMiller rejects latest AB InBev offer
Belgian brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev raises its offer for rival SABMiller after two previous bids were rejected.
• IS shifts propaganda to Telegram app
So-called Islamic State group (IS) has shifted its propaganda distribution to the secure mobile messaging app Telegram from Twitter.
• Cisco disrupts $30m hacking operation
A hacking operation targeting 90,000 users a day has been discovered by Cisco
• Women in focus at London Film Festival
Final preparations are under way for the gala opening of the London Film Festival which has been declared "the year of the strong woman".
• Rihanna opens up about Brown assault
Pop star Rihanna says she feels she has been "punished" for being asked to relive her assault at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
• Lunar X Prize team books rocket
Israeli Google Lunar X Prize team, SpaceIL, signs a contract to send a lander to the Moon - the first competition group to formally lodge a launch contract.
• Korean leader for UN climate panel
Hoesung Lee of South Korea is elected as the new chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
• Councils reject 2 in 3 for care
Two-thirds of older and disabled people who turn to their local councils in England for help with care are turned away, figures show.
• Ovarian transplants are 'safe option'
Ovarian transplants are a safe and effective way for women who have had cancer to have their own children, a study suggests.
• Cipriani and Catt argument confirmed
England coach Mike Catt and fly-half Danny Cipriani had a training-ground incident before the World Cup.
• Northern Ireland v Greece
Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's European Championship Qualifying game between Northern Ireland and Greece.
• Has America already had a female president?
Has America already had a female president?
• Is the chilli pepper friend or foe?
Recent research suggests chillies may make our lives longer, and a range of studies suggest they are good for us - but a heated debate continues.
• Somali president's nephew shot dead
The nephew of Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu, in an attack by Islamist militant group al-Shabab.
• Burkina Faso coup leader charged
The general who led last month's short-lived coup in Burkina Faso is charged with crimes including threatening state security and murder.
• Suu Kyi vows to 'lead Myanmar'
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she will lead the country's government if her party comes to power, despite being ineligible for president.
• Indian police sent 'wrong body' to UK
The daughter of a British businessman believed murdered in India says the body sent to the UK is not her father's.
• EU launches anti-smuggler operation
Six warships are launching a new EU operation to seize boats smuggling migrants across the southern Mediterranean to Europe.
• Turkey tells Russia to avoid Nato clash
Turkey says it will not compromise on its security, but does not want Russian incursions into its airspace to escalate into a crisis with Nato.
• Brazil to probe Rousseff's campaign
Brazil's top electoral court votes in favour of re-opening an investigation into the campaign finances of President Dilma Rousseff and her running mate.
• US commerce secretary visits Cuba
US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrives in Havana for two days of talks focusing on measures to ease the impact of the US embargo.
• Yemen's Houthis commit to UN peace plan
Yemen's Houthi rebels confirm in writing to the UN secretary general their commitment to UN resolutions aimed at ending the country's conflict.
• Saudi blogger wins free-speech prize
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam", wins the Pen Pinter prize for championing free speech.
• Thousands of US inmates to be released
Roughly 6,000 federal inmates will be released in the coming weeks in an effort to ease prison crowding and lessen harsh penalties for non-violent offenders, US media report.
• California bans paparazzi drones
California has put limits on flying drones over private property, in an effort to stop paparazzi photographers from snapping photos of celebrities from afar.
• In pictures: Bowling pavilions
Images of bowling pavilions around the United Kingdom.
• Mexico: Migration through a lens
Images from an exhibition that examines migration from southern Mexico to the United States.
• London's Underground languages
Zip through the languages spoken along London's Victoria Line
• The billion-dollar ex-council flat
The saga of the billion-dollar Scottish flat
• The disaster that liberated me
How the disaster that killed my brother liberated me
• Los Angeles' homeless 'emergency'
Why Los Angeles has a homelessness emergency
• The question US parents hate to ask
Should parents ask about weapons before a playdate?
• 'Delhi I Love You': Can you love India's most reviled city?
Can you love India's most reviled city?
• China's communist theme park - and other unusual attractions
The Chinese theme park that fails to impress
• Russia's Muslims divided over Syria air strikes
Syria strikes threaten to feed tensions among Russia's Muslims
• The rebirth of a natural treasure
The rebirth of Mozambique's natural treasure
• VIDEO: Sending baby carriers to Syria migrants
People are donating carriers for the smallest refugees