Calais migrants: France begins to clear 'Jungle' camp
French police and officials begin an operation to clear thousands of migrants from the "Jungle" camp in Calais, ahead of its demolition.
French citizens killed in surveillance plane crash on Malta
Three French defence officials and two other people die when a surveillance plane crashes shortly after take-off at Malta International Airport.
CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate
2016 is likely to be the first year in recorded history in which levels of CO2 in the atmosphere remain above the symbolically important threshold of 400 parts per million.
Somali pirates' hostages 'ate rats' to survive
A group of sailors freed after being held by Somali pirates for nearly five years ate rats to survive, one survivor tells the BBC.
Tom Hayden, famed anti-Vietnam war activist, dies aged 76
Tom Hayden, progressive activist and a prominent figure in the US anti-Vietnam war movement, dies after a lengthy illness.
Mosul Iraq offensive: Kurdish forces besiege key town of Bashiqa
Kurdish forces taking part in the offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants are besieging a key town to the north-east.
US election 2016: We are behind, says Trump campaign
The Donald Trump campaign admit the Republican lags behind Hillary Clinton with just over two weeks to go before Americans cast their votes.
'One million' Chinese officials punished for corruption
China's Communist Party punished more than one million officials for corruption, the government says ahead of a major party meeting.
Haji Ali: Mumbai shrine tells court it will allow entry to women
The trust that runs Mumbai's famous Haji Ali mosque tells the Supreme Court that it will allow women into the shrine in a month's time.
Hundreds of Vietnam drug addicts flee rehabilitation centre
Police in southern Vietnam search for more than 200 drug addicts who broke out of a compulsory rehabilitation centre.
Banker pleads not guilty to HK murders
British banker Rurik Jutting, accused of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong, pleads not guilty on grounds of diminished responsibility.
EU presses Walloons over key Canada trade deal Ceta
The EU battles to rescue the Ceta trade deal with Canada after Belgium's Wallonia region rejected a Monday deadline.
'Chaotic' scenes at Calais camp clearance
Simon Jones reports on the "chaotic" scenes at the Calais "Jungle" camp.
China's Communist Party hosts a 'dialogue' - but is anyone talking?
China's Communist Party holds a "Dialogue with the World", but can the BBC's Carrie Gracie get anyone to speak?
Trump: I can win women's vote
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton appeal for women's votes as the US presidential race nears its final fortnight.
Mosul battle: 'All those who have died are my sons'
Commanders say that large advances have been made against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq, but there have been losses.
Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry dies at 93
Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry has died aged 93.
Student start-ups are 'next big thing' in Tanzania
How Tanzania's young entrepreneurs are being supported and nurtured.
Islamic State: Kurdish forces make push towards Mosul
Footage has captured explosions near the Iraqi town of Bashiqa, as Kurdish forces try to take back areas held by so-called Islamic State.
Emotional return for 'forgotten' pirate hostages
A group of hostages held by Somali pirates for nearly five years has arrived in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The BBC's Tomi Oladipo was there.
AI predicts outcome of human rights cases
A research project has found that an AI could accurately predict the outcome of legal cases nearly 80% of the time.
Daniel Ricciardo and Gerard Butler's 'shoey' at US GP
Lewis Hamilton finished on top of the podium at the United States Grand Prix but Daniel Ricciardo's 'shoey' stunt was the centre of attention.
Hugh Schofield: What next after the Jungle?
The French authorities have already made detailed plans for moving migrants out of the Jungle camp near Calais.
M Ilyas Khan: India's 'surgical strikes' - truth or illusion?
India's "surgical strikes" on suspected Kashmir militants were rejected as an "illusion" by Pakistan. So what actually happened? M Ilyas Khan reports.
The real-world uses for virtual reality
VR is increasingly being used in real-world situations by schools, charities, hospitals and... kitchen retailers.
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "bricks".
Week in pictures: 15-21 October 2016
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Sculpture by the Sea
The Sydney coastline has been enlivened by the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, this year featuring a gigantic flip flop and an upside down rhino.
Africa's top shots: 14-20 October 2016
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
The white beaches of Zanzibar’s coast are home to the octopus hunters, in search of the delicacy.
Bangladesh v England: Ben Stokes inspires 22-run win
England beat Bangladesh by 22 runs on the final morning of the first Test in Chittagong.
Lewis Hamilton takes 50th win at United States GP
Lewis Hamilton cuts his championship points deficit to Nico Rosberg as he cruises to victory in the United States Grand Prix.
Renato Sanches: Bayern Munich midfielder beats Marcus Rashford to Golden Boy award
Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches beats Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to the European Golden Boy award.
Hoping to go home
After fleeing the fighting around Mosul, thousands of displaced people face cramped conditions living in camps.
A remote colony of seabirds is at risk from an unlikely predator - house mice. One man is making it his mission to drive out the rodents.
'Left to die'
A newborn baby girl left to die on the pavement in Delhi is a stark reminder of attitudes to women in India, the BBC's Geeta Pandey writes.
Two developments in Canada, one still under development, have been hurt by Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Voting on Twitter?
A hoax image designed to trick people into thinking they can vote via social media came from hard-core Donald Trump supporters.
On your behalf
The concept of shopping via a daigou is booming in China, with people employing them in Australia to get their hands on goods such as baby milk formula.
A profile of Canadian business leader Michael Donovan, who after winning a best documentary Oscar for producing hit film Bowling for Columbine, went on to establish cartoon giant DHX Media.