Dozens die in Nigeria mosque attack
Dozens are killed and many more hurt in a bomb and gun attack during prayers at one of the biggest mosques in Nigeria's northern city of Kano.
Pope call to combat fanaticism
Pope Francis calls for all faiths to enter a dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey.
Venezuela jail overdose kills 35
Thirty-five Venezuelan inmates are reported to have died after overdosing on the contents of a prison infirmary they stormed.
'Anti-government' gun attack in Texas
A gunman who attacked downtown buildings and the Mexican Consulate in Austin, Texas, before being shot may have had political reasons, say police.
Mexican comic actor Chespirito dies
One of Latin America's most beloved comic actors, the Mexican Roberto Gomez Bolanos, or "Chespirito", dies at the age of 85.
Sarkozy favourite in party poll
French conservatives are set to elect their next leader in a poll which could mark Nicolas Sarkozy's return to frontline politics.
Two dead in Egypt Islamist clashes
At least two demonstrators die in Egypt as Islamist anti-government protesters clash with police in Cairo.
Russia warships pass through Channel
A flotilla of Russian warships passes through the English Channel in what British and French officials describe as an annual visit.
Chinese smokers face cigarette ban
Smokers in China's capital are to be banned from lighting up in all indoor public spaces under plans being introduced by the Beijing government.
Man injured by Dutch pop-up toilet
A man is injured after a pop-up toilet unexpectedly emerges from underground in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, throwing a stationary scooter onto him.
Mickey Rourke wins boxing match
Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke wins an exhibition boxing match in Moscow after returning to the ring for the first time in 20 years.
Rice wins appeal against suspension
NFL running-back Ray Rice can play again after winning his appeal against an indefinite ban issued for hitting his wife.
US sees slower Black Friday sales
Black Friday is less intense this year in the US after many stores opened earlier on Thursday.
Brazil legend Pele is 'improving'
Brazil legend Pele is improving but remains in intensive care having been admitted to hospital with a urinary infection.
Mexican president to overhaul police
Mexico's president announces plans for a massive overhaul of police, in the wake of the disappearance of 43 students in September.
Hollande visits Ebola-hit Guinea
French President Francois Hollande visits Guinea on the first trip by a Western leader to a country at the centre of the West African Ebola outbreak.
DR Congo 'coup plotters' acquitted
A group of 15 men accused of plotting to assassinate the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, have been acquitted by a South African court.
Safety inquiry after Hughes's death
Cricket Australia will hold an investigation into player safety following the death of Test batsman Phillip Hughes.
Thailand backs surrogacy trade ban
Thailand's parliament votes to ban commercial surrogacy following international outrage over the largely unregulated trade.
Back me on migration, PM tells EU
David Cameron urges EU leaders to back his "reasonable" plans to curb welfare benefits for migrants, saying he will "rule nothing out" if they fail.
Austria arrests 13 jihadi suspects
Police in Austria arrest 13 people suspected of radicalising young people and recruiting them to fight in Syria.
Gaza floods prompt emergency status
After days of heavy rain, the UN declares a state of emergency amid severe flooding in the Gaza Strip, still damaged from the summer war.
Israel 'foils Jerusalem attacks'
Israel says it has uncovered a Hamas cell in the West Bank that was planning to carry out a series of attacks in Jerusalem, including one on a stadium.
NHS 'U-turn' over drug trial money
NHS England says letters sent out to local health bosses suggesting the funding of patients in clinical drug trials might be cut were "incorrect".
Man charged with couple's murder
A 38-year-old man is charged with the murder of Patrick and Gillian Kettyle, who were found stabbed at their home in Surrey on Thursday.
Indian economic growth slows to 5.3%
India's economy grew by 5.3% in the July-to-September period from a year earlier, down from a rate of 5.7% in the previous quarter.
Oil prices hit fresh four-year lows
Crude oil prices hit a four-year low after the decision of the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.
Eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3%
The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3%, suggesting that deflation remains a threat for the 18-nation bloc.
Australia retire Hughes's ODI shirt
Australia retire the number 64 one-day international shirt number of Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday.
Van Persie low after 'very bad game'
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Robin van Persie had a "very bad game" against Arsenal - and his confidence is low.
I'm favourite for the sack - Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he is "favourite for the sack" after the Reds' poor run of form.
Star Wars teaser trailer premieres
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unveiled online and in US cinemas
Kahlo's home recreated in New York
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio is to be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden next year.
Russia scraps foreign film cap
Proposed plans to cut the number of foreign films shown in Russian cinemas by 50% are shelved by Russia's parliament.
VIDEO: #PutOutYourBats tributes to Hughes
Australians have been paying tribute to Phillip Hughes by putting their cricket bats outside their homes, as Phil Mercer reports.
VIDEO: New Star Wars trailer causes a storm
The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just been released and is already being dissected by fans and trending on social media.
VIDEO: Flash floods in the French Riviera
At least one person has died and three others are missing after torrential rain left homes and roads inundated on the French Riviera.
VIDEO: Putin's tiger 'raids Chinese farms'
A Siberian tiger, released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has apparently been killing animals on a Chinese farm.
VIDEO: Dozens die in Nigeria mosque attack
Many people have been killed in a gun and bomb attack during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano.
VIDEO: Anti-gay Russian gangs film wins award
As part of the Rory Peck Awards, the 2014 special Sony Impact Prize went to Ben Steele for his documentary which investigates the Russian vigilantes intimidating the country's gay community.
VIDEO: Dancing woman flouts Iranian rules
An online video which appears to show an Iranian woman defying Iran's strict laws by dancing publicly on the Tehran metro has gone viral.
VIDEO: Planes tossed around in Brisbane storm
A huge clean-up operation is under way in the Australian city of Brisbane after it was hit by its worst storm in three decades.
The singing sailor of Oman
The young Omani who became a prewar fusion music hit
How buckwheat sheds light on Russia's soul
The grain that tells you a lot about Russia's state of mind
In pictures: Hindu animal sacrifice
Hindu worshippers flock to Nepal for controversial sacrifice festival
Swiss 'Ecopop' vote calls for big immigration cut
The European country voting to limit immigration
Filipina maid rescued after video plea
Domestic worker rescued after emotional plea
Georgia murder raises domestic violence concerns
Domestic violence on the rise in Georgia
Saving Kenya's babies born of incest
Saving Kenya's children born of incest from a death sentence
Why a death in sport hits us so hard
Why are people so strongly affected by a death in sport?