• Faulty part 'factor' in AirAsia crash
Faulty equipment and the crew's response were among factors that caused an AirAsia plane to crash last December, killing 162 people, Indonesian officials say.
• US tells Turkey and Russia to end row
US President Barack Obama urges Turkey and Russia to calm tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and to focus on fighting IS militants.
• US to deploy special force to Iraq
The US is to deploy a specialised force to Iraq to build pressure on Islamic State militants, says US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter.
• Blast at Istanbul metro station
An explosion hits a metro station in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with a district mayor saying it was caused by a bomb.
• People cheered 9/11, says ex-NYC mayor
The former mayor of New York City says some people celebrated when 9/11 happened, but Donald Trump was wrong to say there were thousands.
• Qatar 'shame' over labour reform
Amnesty International says Qatar has done 'almost nothing effective' to end labour exploitation since winning the 2022 World Cup bid five years ago.
• US police chief fired over teen death
The mayor of Chicago asks his police chief to resign in the wake of the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
• COP21: Coal plans to derail 2 degrees
Attempts to keep global warming to 2 degrees will be wildly off course if all planned coal fire plants around the world are built.
• Volkswagen US sales fall by 25%
German carmaker Volkswagen sees its US sales fall by 25% in November as a result of the continuing emissions scandal.
• Kenya warning after 'terror drill' death
Kenya's police chief warns universities not to carry out security drills without his approval after a woman died in an exercise which went wrong.
• Penguin zoo death baffles German police
Police in the German city of Dortmund investigate the death of one penguin and the disappearance of two others from the local zoo.
• VIDEO: China smog: 'Sky dark from air pollution'
Schools and factories have been shut as large sections of northeast China are covered by hazardous smog.
• VIDEO: Residents on Pacific island 'must move'
The BBC's Matthew Price reports from the Pacific island of Vanuatu, described by some as being on the "front line of climate change".
• VIDEO: Migrants stranded at Greek border
Macedonia has become the latest country to restrict the flow of migrants entering the country, erecting a fence on its border with Greece.
• VIDEO: Yacht owner's expensive mistake
A yacht owner in California made an expensive mistake when his boat became stuck on a tidal wall.
• VIDEO: Agency told model to slim 'down to the bone'
A model who was told she needed to lose weight and get ''down to the bone'' before she would be signed up to an agency's books is lobbying the government for better healthcare for models.
• VIDEO: The rise of the banking app?
The BBC's Personal Finance correspondent Simon Gompertz looks at the rising popularity of banking by app.
• VIDEO: Nanny spy comes to families' rescue
Meet the nanny spy who helps families make the right choice when it comes to childcare
• VIDEO: Colorado abortion clinic 'gunman' in court
The gunman who allegedly killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has appeared in court and will be charged with first-degree murder.
• Russia's missiles send robust signal
Russia sends a strong signal by deploying the powerful S-400 surface-to-air missile system in Syria, says BBC Defence correspondent Jonathan Marcus.
• Visa protest sign of new boldness in Cuba
Rare street protests in Havana over Ecuador's decision to require Cubans to obtain a visa to visit the country are a sign of social change, says Will Grant.
• Does Turkey really get its oil from Islamic State?
It is doubtful whether Vladimir Putin genuinely believes his accusation that Turkey is so committed to the smuggling of Syrian oil that it would shoot down a Russian jet to protect it, says energy ana...
• Are there 70,000 Syrian 'moderates' ready to back UK?
Analyst Michael Stephens says the British government has oversold the strength of its potential allies in Syria, whilst simultaneously underselling the strength of others.
• Twitter turns Pope into a rapper
A photo of Pope Francis goes viral on social media after he was captured in a classic rapper pose during a visit to Central African Republic.
• Fairy lights 'slow' wi-fi speeds
Christmas tree lights might be slowing your wi-fi speeds warns watchdog Ofcom as it releases an app that can check for interference.
• Brazil's recession deepens in third quarter
Brazil's economy shrank by 1.7% in the third quarter of the year deepening the country's worst recession in 25 years.
• Canadian economy exits recession
Canada's economy emerges from recession in the third quarter after exports picked up, official figures show.
• Security of net firms scrutinised
A security expert has conducted an audit of the UK's biggest ISPs and found some worrying bugs.
• Cloud storage services to face inquiry
An investigation is to be launched into whether internet users are being charged unfairly when they use internet cloud storage services.
• Adele tickets: Personal data 'breached'
Fans buying tickets for Adele's tour tell the BBC they have been shown the address and credit card details of customers other than themselves.
• Bollywood star must give 'slap apology'
India's Supreme Court told a Bollywood actor to apologise to a fan whom he slapped seven years ago while he was shooting a film.
• VIDEO: Jurassic footprints found on Skye
Scientists find footprints - left by some of the biggest dinosaurs ever to have walked on Earth - in a bay on the Isle of Skye.
• Safer way to do gene editing
Scientists say they have fine tuned a gene editing method to make it safer and more accurate - vital if it is to be used in humans to cure inherited diseases or inborn errors.
• Brazil links fever to birth defects
The Brazilian health ministry confirms a link between a mosquito-borne virus from Africa, Zika Fever, and a high incidence of birth defects.
• New Ebola death after Liberia all-clear
A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia less than three months after the country was declared free of the virus, health officials tell the BBC.
• Man City group sells 13% to Chinese
Manchester City's parent company has been valued at $3bn (£2bn) after selling a 13% stake, worth £265m, to a consortium of Chinese investors.
• LTA a waste of my time - Murray
Andy Murray says he does not talk to the Lawn Tennis Association about British tennis' future as "nothing ever gets done".
• Why do so many people hate US airports?
Air travel in the US ceased to be glamorous a long time ago. Today's passengers often have a list of complaints from long waits and lack of space to funny smells. What went wrong?
• A legacy of fry-ups and red postboxes
The Queen has been visiting Malta, a former British colony where she lived in the early years of her marriage. But just how British is Malta now, asks Juliet Rix.
• Nigeria ex-security adviser 'arrested'
Nigeria's ex-national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been arrested for allegedly stealing $2bn meant to fight Boko Haram, his representatives say.
• Mugabe welcomes Chinese leader
China's President Xi Jinping arrives in Zimbabwe to a 21-gun salute, making him the most prominent global leader in many years to visit the country.
• NY Times cover story blanked out
The local printer of the International New York Times in Thailand refuses to print one of its articles, leaving a blank space on its cover page.
• US marine guilty of transgender killing
A US marine is found guilty of killing a Filipina transgender woman, in a case which has strained ties between the US and the Philippines.
• German cabinet approves IS mission
The German cabinet backs plans for military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and MPs are expected to vote this week.
• French PM warns of far-right 'trickery'
France's Manuel Valls urges voters not to fall for the "trickery" of National Front leader Marine Le Pen, ahead of key regional polls on Sunday.
• Colombian forces kill top ELN rebel
A senior member of the ELN rebel group in Colombia, Jose Daniel Perez, is killed in fighting with the security forces in Santander province.
• Mexico van belongs to missing surfers
Authorities in Mexico say a burnt-out van found in Sinaloa state with two charred bodies inside was registered to one of two missing Australian surfers.
• Syria jihadists release Lebanese troops
Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate has freed 16 Lebanese security personnel held captive for almost 16 months as part of a swap deal, officials say.
• Muslim feminist writer Mernissi dies
The Moroccan writer and sociologist Fatima Mernissi, a key figure in the development of Muslim feminist thought, dies.
• US to tighten visa waiver programme
The US says it wants to tighten travel restrictions on foreigners who visit the country without needing full visas, following the Paris attacks.
• Victims of Planned Parenthood shooting
The three victims in the shooting around a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs have been identified and the alleged gunman appears in court.
• Your pictures: Windows
Readers' photographs on the theme of windows
• Week in pictures
Some of the best news photos 21-27 November
• Beijing smog: The difference a month makes
What a difference a month makes
• How does your brain cope with Tinder?
How does your brain cope with Tinder?
• VIDEO: Capturing yoga's twists and turns
A photographer's journey back to health
• Russian TV rewrites history in Litvinenko drama
Russian TV rewrites death of Alexander Litvinenko
• What happened after one man compared Saudi Arabia to Islamic State
What happened after one man compared Saudi Arabia to IS
• Turkey-Russia row: Presidential war of words
Russia and Turkey's war of words
• Sectarian terror fears grip Bangladesh
Bangladesh lurches from secularism to sectarian strife
• Pope in a reasonably priced car
What do these four cars say about the Pope?
• The images and influence of Japan's greatest manga artist
The images of Japan's manga horror king