British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.
Asian stock markets traded higher as investors cheer an interest rate cut in China and the European Central Bank's vow to fight deflation.
A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria tells the BBC he is not a mercenary.
Global business confidence slipped to five-year low in October, according to a survey of 6,100 companies from Markit Economics.
Hopes pinned on Ebola clinical trials in Guinea
Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.
Police in the US city of Cleveland shoot and kill a 12-year-old boy who had been waving what turned out to be a fake gun.
French come out fighting for their economic reputation
Debris from the Malaysia's Flight MH17 arrives from rebel-held areas near the crash site in east Ukraine to the government-held city of Kharkiv.
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.
The dangers faced by interfaith Egyptian couples
Why one Irish-American comedian is trying stand-up in Beijing
British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says.
Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release.
Hillary Clinton would be a "great president" if she decided to run for the White House in 2016, President Barack Obama says.
Captain Michael Clarke is named in the Australia squad for the first Test against India, subject to proving his fitness.
A newborn baby boy is found abandoned in a drain in Sydney, Australia, by passing cyclists, police say.
World powers trying to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear programme consider extending the talks, as Monday's deadline for an agreement looms.
A supermarket price war is behind a sharp rise in the number of firms involved in food production folding, new research claims.
Polls close after Tunisia's first presidential election since the Arab Spring, with two frontrunners claiming a narrow victory with a run-off likely.
One woman's journey from a village to death in the big city
The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus, Kenya's deputy president says.
Lewis Hamilton says his second world title feels more important to him than the first he won with McLaren in 2008.
Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.
Islamist militants from Boko Haram have reportedly killed 48 fish traders in north eastern Nigeria.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he takes full responsibility for his side's third straight Premier League defeat.
Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet to seal Switzerland's first Davis Cup triumph, then dedicates the victory to his team.
Tunisians are voting in the country's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring"
A suicide bomber in east Afghanistan kills at least 45 people at a volleyball match, as Afghan MPs approve security deals with Nato and the US.
A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.
Australia beat South Africa by two wickets to win the one-day international series 4-1 and go top of the world rankings.
Islamist militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram kill 48 fishermen in an attack near the border with Chad, reports from the area say.
US entertainer Bill Cosby defends his silence over allegations of sexual assault, describing accusations he drugged and raped women as "innuendo".
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand attends a ceremony to confirm two government ministers in Bangkok, quashing speculation about his health.
Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.
Messi record: 204 left, 40 right, 8 headers, 1 other
A Palestinian man in Gaza is shot and killed by Israeli troops, local health officials say, the first such death since a 50-day summer conflict.
The war in Iraq is pitting neighbour against neighbour, and for those who do not want to choose sides life can be even more dangerous.
Responsibility for a fatal attack on a bus in northern Kenya is claimed by gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
Marion Barry, a four-term Democratic mayor of Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.
Snowfall in the north-east of the US has subsided, forecasters say, but there are now warnings of flooding as the snow melts.
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar has been on a trip across two West African nations affected by Ebola to see how the authorities are dealing with the virus.
The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state
The retreat that has hosted Indian pilgrims since the Crusades
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.
Andrew North investigates the practice of bride trafficking in India.
A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.
A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).
Mexico's government vows to take action on the rule of law and restore credibility in institutions, after the disappearance of 43 students.
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
Aereo, the TV streaming upstart meant to take on US cable firms, files for bankruptcy protection after a Supreme Court decision threw the company's legality into doubt.
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
How unrest in Ferguson put the US on edge