• Counts start in Scottish referendum
Polls close and counting is under way in the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country.
• Video of British hostage released
A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.
• Ukraine president urges US support
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.
• Ebola 'threat to world security'
The UN Security Council declares the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to international peace and security.
• Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down
Long-serving Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as successors.
• Senate to back arming Syria rebels
The US Senate is expected to pass a bill authorising a plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.
• Mayor Rob Ford vows to beat cancer
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week.
• Australia in 'beheading plot' raids
Police carry out anti-terrorism raids in Sydney sparked by intelligence that Islamist extremists were planning random killings in Australia.
• Nigeria has 'torture officers'
Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.
• Archbishop admits 'doubts about God'
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says he sometimes has doubts in his belief in God, he tells the BBC.
• R&A votes to accept women members
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history.
• VIDEO: 'Home of golf' accepts women members
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews has voted to accept women members for the first time in its history.
• VIDEO: London hosts Turner and Constable shows
Rivals in life, two of Britain's greatest painters William Turner and John Constable, are the subjects of major exhibitions in London.
• VIDEO: TV forecaster breaks endurance record
Eli Kari Gjengedal has broken the world record for continuous weather presenting, with 33 hours on screen.
• VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
• VIDEO: Intel's new dual-screen laptop
Intel says it has several manufacturers building new computers based on the novel dual-screen laptop concept it has just unveiled.
• VIDEO: China’s online shopping revolution
The Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to raise billions on the US stock exchange and is expected to be one of the biggest share offerings in history.
• VIDEO: National Gallery in the picture
US filmmaker Frederick Wiseman talks to Tom Brooks about his documentary on the National Gallery
• VIDEO: 'I volunteered for trial Ebola vaccine'
The first healthy UK volunteer has received a candidate Ebola vaccine in Oxford on Wednesday in a safety trial carried out by the University of Oxford.
• Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps
A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.
• VIDEO: Police appeal after art theft attempt
Birmingham Police have asked for help to identify a man caught on CCTV attempting to take a piece of art from a city centre gallery.
• Alibaba sets share price at $68
Chinese online giant Alibaba sets the price of its shares at $68, making it one of the biggest US stock market offerings in US history.
• ECB stimulus offer sees low take-up
A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.
• Users frustrated by Apple iOS update
Apple iPhone and iPad users take to social media to express their frustration over installing the company's latest software update.
• US military contractors hit by hacks
A US Senate report suggests hackers associated with the Chinese government broke into computers of airlines and ships.
• Country musician Hamilton dies at 77
Country music star George Hamilton IV dies in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 77.
• Gogglebox wins Rose d'Or TV award
Channel 4's Gogglebox and BBC game show Pointless are among the British winners at the Rose d'Or international TV awards in Berlin.
• Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.
• Chin strap turns chewing into power
Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.
• Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up'
Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.
• Ebola team 'found dead in Guinea'
Officials in Guinea say they have found the bodies of several people thought to be part of a team of health workers and journalists who went missing earlier this week.
• Struggling Fulham sack boss Magath
Fulham sack boss Felix Magath following their poor start to the season and appoint Kit Symons as caretaker manager.
• Everton 4-1 VfL Wolfsburg
Everton make a winning return to European football as they beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in their Europa League Group H opener.
• Kenya's Westgate attack a year on: Voices from the mall
Powerful memories still fresh after 12 months - the first terrifying hours of Kenya's deadly Westgate siege.
• The freedivers who swim with whales
A group of researchers who risk their lives to swim side-by-side with sperm whales and humpbacks are hoping to get a unique insight into the animals' behaviour.
• SA team helps Nigeria church rescue
A South African rescue team flies to Nigeria to help locate missing South Africans believed to have been inside a church hostel when it collapsed.
• India and China sign landmark deals
India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.
• France to launch air strikes in Iraq
France's President Hollande says he is ready to launch air strikes to help Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State group.
• Arrests made over Chile subway bomb
Officials in Chile say three people have been arrested in connection with a bomb that injured 14 people at a subway station in Santiago earlier this month.
• Baghdad blasts hit Shia district
A suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed at least 15 people in a Shia district of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
• California wildfire doubles in size
A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in central California doubled in size overnight, burning 111 square miles (288 sq-km).
• Alice suspect is convicted murderer
A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross was convicted of murdering his wife in Latvia, police reveal.
• Briton killed in Santorini incident
A British man has been killed in an incident on the Greek island of Santorini, the Foreign Office confirms.
• Women convicted of 'pyramid scheme'
Six women are convicted of running a "pyramid scheme" in south-west England and south Wales in which thousands of people lost money.
• University approves £150,000 chairs
Plymouth University agrees to spend £150,000 on seven chairs for graduation ceremonies.
• Your pictures: Vintage
Readers' photos on the theme of "vintage"
• Day in pictures: 17 September
News images from around the world: 17 September
• In pictures: Memory of History
Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present
• Your Pictures: Photos from Wales
A selection of your photos from around Wales
• In pictures: Oscar Pistorius verdict
Pictures from the verdict
• In pictures: Scottish independence referendum campaign
Yes and No campaigns in the final weekend
• Day in pictures: 16 September
News images from around the world: 16 September
• Oxford hosts photography festival
Oxford's first international photography festival
• Who will combat Islamic State?
Jeremy Bowen asks who will fight IS on the ground
• Who are Australia's radicalised Muslims?
Who are they and what is the government doing about them?
• Day in pictures: 18 September
A selection of striking news images from around the world
• Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014
Winning images of twinkling stars and swirling gases
• Nick Cave becomes reluctant film star
Nick Cave becomes reluctant film star
• Is sport sexist? Fighting 'inertia'
Six sports where men and women still set apart
• What's gone wrong with the NFL?
What's gone wrong with the NFL?
• Truce may give Ukraine leader respite
Ukraine's president clings to tenuous truce
• What will Alibaba do with $25bn?
What will Alibaba do with $25bn?