Iran nuclear talks deadline extended
The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
US defence secretary to step down
Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.
Swiss museum to accept 'Nazi art'
Switzerland's Bern Art Museum says it will accept hundreds of works of art bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt.
Falling oil price costs Russia $100bn
The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by a further $40bn, its finance minister says.
Mother of baby left in drain charged
Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.
Women not equal to men, says Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says women cannot be treated as equal to men, and accuses feminists of rejecting motherhood.
Spain priests held over child abuse
Police in Granada have arrested three priests and one layman on suspicion of child sex abuse, according to Spain's interior minister.
Morocco hit by deadly flash floods
Flooding in southern Morocco kills 32 people and destroys homes after heavy weekend rainfall, officials say.
US death sparks replica gun law call
The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground prompts calls for the guns to be more clearly marked.
Ukraine 'will hold Nato referendum'
Ukraine's president says he intends to hold a referendum on joining Nato, in a move likely to anger Russia.
Nepal bus crash search finds 47 dead
Nepalese authorities find 47 bodies after a bus crashed into the Bheri river in the western region of the country.
China swimmer Sun Yang 'was banned'
Chinese Olympics champion swimmer Sun Yang was banned for three months earlier this year after failing a drugs test, state media report.
Dog follows team on 430-mile trek
After feeding him a meatball, a stray dog follows an extreme trekking team for more than 400 miles around Ecuador.
Residents riled by smelly nuts
Autumnal spectacle is soured by 'vomit' stench of fallen fruit.
Brown's father urges calm in Ferguson
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.
Obama praise for 'President Clinton'
Hillary Clinton would be a "great president" if she decided to run for the White House in 2016, President Barack Obama says.
Farc warning on release of general
Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release.
Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
'Militant traders' raid Nigeria town
Residents and soldiers are fleeing a Nigerian town raided by militant Islamists disguised as traders, officials say, as the country's top Muslim leader criticises the military.
Jet attacks Tripoli's last airport
An unidentified jet carries out two air strikes on Maitiga air base in Tripoli, the Libyan capital's last functioning airport.
Banker fit for Hong Kong murder trial
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.
Festival drops rape accused editor
Former Indian news magazine editor Tarun Tejpal, who is charged with rape, is dropped from a literary festival after his invitation causes outrage.
Portuguese ex-PM back in court
Jose Socrates, Portugal's prime minister between 2005 and 2011, is questioned again by a judge on suspicion of corruption and money laundering.
Belgian firm 'bulldozed Congo homes'
A Belgian mining firm "consistently lied" about the bulldozing of hundreds of homes in DR Congo and should pay compensation, Amnesty International says.
UK fighters in Syria 'not mercenaries'
A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria tells the BBC he is not a mercenary.
Israeli policeman charged over death
An Israeli border police officer is charged with the manslaughter of a Palestinian teenager at a demonstration in the occupied West Bank in May.
'Time is right' for new terror powers
The police and security services should get new powers to defend the UK from a terror threat "perhaps greater than it has ever been", the home secretary says.
RBS 'wanted critic's mortgage back'
A businessman who wrote a government report that criticised RBS has been told he can no longer remain a customer of the bank, Panorama learns.
Aviva shares hit by merger talks
Aviva's shares fall following Friday's announcement that it is in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger with smaller rival Friends Life.
BT in talks to buy O2 from Telefonica
Telecoms giant BT is in talks with Telefonica about buying the O2 mobile network in the UK from the Spanish firm.
Petrofac shares hit by profit warning
Shares in Petrofac fall by more than a quarter after the oil and gas services group issues a profits warning.
Hamilton on way to greatness - Stewart
Double world champion Lewis Hamilton cannot be considered a great yet but he is on the right path, says Sir Jackie Stewart.
Sports Personality shortlist named
Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.
Sturridge will return 'soon enough'
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says his injury troubles are making him stronger and he will be back "soon enough".
Argentina protests over Top Gear
Argentina has expressed discontent to the BBC over its "inadequate" handling of complaints about a Top Gear special filmed in the country.
Miller drama set for world premiere
An unseen Arthur Miller drama about corruption in New York's docks in the 1950s will have its world premiere in Northampton next year.
Sting to join Broadway musical
Sting is to join the cast of his Broadway musical The Last Ship next month in a bid to help boost ticket sales.
VIDEO: Flying the 'Nintendo' fighter jet
BBC Click's Dave Lee finds out what it's like flying the newest advanced fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II.
VIDEO: Israel: 'Don't give Iran atomic bombs'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the BBC's Kevin Connolly that the only acceptable deal for Israel would be the dismantling of Iran's nuclear capabilities.
VIDEO: On the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony
The BBC has rare access to the US hunt for the warlord Joseph Kony, who has waged war in central Africa for more than two decades
VIDEO: 1D top American Music Awards
One Direction are celebrating three prizes and topping the winners list at the American Music Awards
VIDEO: Volcano erupts on Cape Verde island
A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of residents and the closure of a local airport.
VIDEO: US police kill boy carrying fake gun
A 12-year-old boy has died after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, while carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.
VIDEO: Looted 'Nazi art' to be returned
Switzerland's Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept hundreds of artworks bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt.
VIDEO: Ebola survivors offer 'glimmer of hope'
The BBC's Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar reports from the Guinean capital Conakry on how some Ebola survivors hope to ease the Ebola crisis in their country.
Born in Indonesia, murdered in Hong Kong
One woman's journey from a village to death in the big city
Anxiety and fear ahead of Ferguson ruling
Tension rises ahead of Ferguson, Missouri shooting ruling
Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances
The dangers faced by interfaith Egyptian couples
Ebola trials 'best chance' for cure
Hopes pinned on Ebola clinical trials in Guinea
French fight for economic reputation
French come out fighting for their economic reputation
VIDEO: What makes the Chinese laugh?
Why one Irish-American comedian is trying stand-up in Beijing
Jerusalem's 800-year-old Indian hospice
The retreat that has hosted Indian pilgrims since the Crusades
The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state
The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state