Space project continues - Branson
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot.
Power struggle in Burkina Faso
A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore.
Funeral of murdered SA footballer
Tens of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban.
Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.
Australia marks Anzac centenary
Thousands gather in the Australian town of Albany to mark the centenary of the departure of the first Anzac troops in World War One.
Quarantine victory for US Ebola nurse
A judge in the US rules in favour of a nurse fighting a state quarantine order issued because she treated Ebola patients in West Africa.
Uruguay registers cannabis growers
The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.
Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.
China makes 'biggest cash haul'
Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
Hungary scraps controversial web tax
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
Mexico orders release of US marine
A US marine imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months.
Reduced EU sea mission set to go
The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.
Pompeii relic returned 50 years on
A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag.
Brazil football club to open cemetery
Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.
US shares close at record levels
The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.
Jeers for accused US police killer
Local residents jeer and shout abuse at a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer and eluding authorities on a weeks-long manhunt.
Colombian Farc in civilian admission
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.
UN chief defends Ebola aid workers
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".
Kenyan Jeptoo fails doping test
Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.
Myanmar in rare multi-party talks
Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane
Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.
Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
French radio station catches fire
A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.
Key Jerusalem holy site reopens
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.
Mass graves found in western Iraq
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
Police cautions 'to be scrapped'
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.
UK travellers warned of terror threat
The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.
Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.
BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
Eurozone inflation edges up to 0.4%
Inflation in the eurozone rose slightly in October, giving some hope that the spectre of deflation can be staved off.
Djokovic ends Murray's winning run
Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.
Hamilton top in second US practice
Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix.
Meulensteen criticises Rodgers
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is paying the price for not investing in his backroom staff, says Rene Meulensteen.
BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.
Harris loses conviction appeal bid
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
Blurred Lines dispute to go to trial
A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.
VIDEO: Obamas welcome trick-or-treaters
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle welcome some special guests to the White House for a trick-or-treat Halloween celebration.
VIDEO: Ebola carers 'face discrimination'
An increasing number of health workers worry that they may face discrimination when they return home.
VIDEO: Peshmerga fighters 'in Kobane'
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State.
VIDEO: Final moments caught on camera
Sir Richard Branson has vowed to continue his space tourism venture despite the fatal crash of one of his craft in the California desert.
VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore
The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention.
VIDEO: 'Crowds demand general steps down'
Protesters in Burkina Faso are demanding that President Compaore's replacement Gen Traore step down, reports Laeila Adjovi from Ougadougou.
VIDEO: On board Knox-Johnston's yacht
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Briton who in the 1960s became the first person to sail round the world on his own without stopping, is about to return to ocean racing at the age of 75.
VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper
A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.
Love to Patrick
The official who enraged his boss by sending 'Love to Patrick'
VIDEO: The right to kiss in India?
Thousands pledge to defy India's 'moral police'
Why the riots in Delhi's Trilokpuri are significant
Why did a drunken Delhi fight escalate into religious violence?
The blind man leading the blind orchestra
The blind maestro leading an all-blind orchestra
IPCC keen to avoid old ghosts
Climate talks stalked by the spectre of the past
The rise and fall of Blaise Compaore
How Burkina Faso's leader sparked his own fall from power
Ukraine's 'cyborg' defenders at Donetsk airport
Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire
The volunteers ready to fight Ebola
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola