US strikes Islamic State in Syria
The US and other nations, including Arab states, begin air strikes against Islamic State militant targets in Syria, the Pentagon says.
Algeria militants seize French man
Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French man in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.
Uighur academic jailed for life
A court in China has found prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti guilty of separatism and jailed him for life, his lawyer says.
Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels
The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.
Students to protest in HK centre
Thousands of Hong Kong students are to gather in a park in front of government offices, on the second day of a week-long protest.
Floods hit north-east India states
People in India's north-east are told to move to higher ground as heavy monsoon rains triggers floods and landslides, killing at least 10 people.
China exporting 'tools of torture'
A growing number of Chinese companies are exporting "tools of torture" such as electric shock batons and spiked metal batons, Amnesty says.
Fireworks blast at China factory
An explosion at a fireworks factory in China has killed at least 12 people and injured 33 others, local government officials say.
White House intruder had ammo in car
The man who broke into the White House on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car, officials say.
Arab Bank liable in terror attacks
A US jury finds Jordan-based Arab Bank liable for providing material support to Hamas and orders it to pay compensation to victims of terror attacks.
US student killed by black bear
A New Jersey university student was killed after being mauled by a black bear, in what official called an extremely rare attack on a human.
Row over Galapagos tortoise's body
A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.
NZ leader wants 2015 flag vote
Re-elected Prime Minister John Key says a referendum on whether to change the national flag of New Zealand could be held next year.
Hannah police issue arrest warrant
Police searching for a missing British-born student in Virginia issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe is the last person to see her.
Two fraternities 'must admit women'
A prominent US university orders two fraternities to accept women within the next three years.
Venezuela launches disarmament plan
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.
New toxic mine spill in Mexico
The Mexican authorities have issued a new alert about a toxic spill into a river from a copper mine run by the mining giant, Grupo Mexico.
Sierra Leone hails Ebola lockdown
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.
More dead in Nigeria church collapse
The number of deaths in Nigeria's church hostel collapse rises to 115, including 84 South Africans, a South African minister says.
Ghani praises Afghan vote deal
Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani hails the "first democratic transfer of power" as a "big victory" that may secure peace.
Alibaba 'breaks share sale record'
Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its share flotation, according to US media, making it the largest initial public offering in history.
UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis
The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.
Russia plans for internet crisis
Russia is making plans to ensure state control over the country's internet traffic in a national emergency, Russian media report.
Top Israeli spy Harari dies
Mike Harari, the Mossad agent who oversaw a string of Israeli operations involving the assassination of Palestinian militants abroad, has died, aged 87.
Calm follows Yemeni peace deal
The Yemeni capital, Sanaa, is reported to be calm one day after the government signed a deal with Shia Houthi rebels to end days of fighting.
Miliband: Give me decade to fix UK
Labour leader Ed Miliband will set out a 10-year plan to make Britain a "world class country" in his final conference speech before the general election.
Cameron to hold IS talks with Iran
David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to persuade his country to join international action against Islamic State.
US crackdown on overseas tax deals
The White House announces new treasury department measures aimed at stopping companies avoiding US taxes by merging with overseas firms.
Whistleblower gets biggest US payout
The US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals it has awarded a record $30m payout to an anonymous whistleblower who lives outside the US.
Asia Market Report
Asian markets reversed earlier losses, after better-than-expected China manufacturing activity data, according to a private survey.
Man Utd £200m off title - Neville
Ex-Manchester United player Phil Neville believes the club need another two transfer windows of heavy spending to contend.
Watson targets Europe's key players
US captain Tom Watson says his team will be targeting Europe's best player and talisman in this week's Ryder Cup.
Red Bull retain title hopes - Horner
Red Bull's Christian Horner insists Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are still in the fight for the drivers' championship.
Lion King 'most successful show'
Musical The Lion King takes more money at the box office than any other stage show or cinema release.
Downton Abbey return seen by 8.1m
The first episode of the fifth series of costume drama Downton Abbey is watched by an average audience of 8.1m on ITV.
Maze Runner leads US film chart
Young adult sci-fi adaptation The Maze Runner debuts at the top of the US box office chart.
VIDEO: White House intruder 'had ammo'
US authorities say Omar Gonzalez, who broke into the White House on Friday evening, had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car.
VIDEO: Thousands of Kurds flee Syria
Mark Lowen speaks to refugees on Turkey's border with Syria, as the Turkish government says more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed over in the last three days to try to escape IS militants.
VIDEO: Sharp rise in Malaysia dengue deaths
The number of people dying from dengue fever in Malaysia has more than tripled this year compared with 2013, with 250 cases being reported daily.
VIDEO: Blair: 'Boots on ground' to defeat IS
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the BBC that IS militants will not be defeated until they are fought on the ground.
VIDEO: HK protests: 'We have to fight'
Thousands of students in Hong Kong have converged on a university campus to begin a week-long boycott of classes.
VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
VIDEO: Kenya mall attack: Questions remain
A year on from the assault by Islamist militants on the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, Kenyans still have questions about the four-day siege and its aftermath.
VIDEO: Sculptor creates art using Lego
Nathan Sawaya, a New York-based artist has multiple unique exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks with several new sculptures created specifically for each exhibition.
Yemen's road to democracy uncertain
Yemen's road to democracy far from clear
IS challenges US to put boots on ground
Why Islamic State wants the West to put boots on the ground
New chapter in Rob Ford soap opera
Toronto mayor's enemies unite with him in new battle
Day in pictures: 22 September
A selection of images from around the world over the past 24 hours
Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side
Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side
Nicolas Sarkozy sets out to woo French voters
Can the ex-president's comeback succeed?
Westgate's unanswered questions
One year on, Kenyans await answers about the mall attack
'I lost a job because of my tattoos'
People who lost their jobs because of their tattoos
Tomb mystery captivates Greece
Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing
The 'mobile gatekeepers' of India's railways
The men who run with the trains in India