• Syria conflict: Russia 'driving rebels into hands of extremists'  Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the Syrian opposition into the hands of extremists, a US state department spokesman says.    
  • US election 2016: Trump berates Alicia Machado on Twitter  Donald Trump attacks a former beauty pageant winner who criticised him for alleged sexist and misogynistic remarks as "disgusting" in a Twitter outburst.    
  • Kashmir tension: Pakistan cinemas ban Indian films  Major cinemas in Pakistan ban Indian films in what they call an act of solidarity with the armed forces as tension mounts over the Kashmir dispute.    
  • San Diego police release Alfred Olango shooting videos  Police in the US city of San Diego release video footage of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a shopping centre on Tuesday.    
  • Harry Redknapp: Ex-Premier League boss filmed 'claiming players bet on match'  Ex-Premier League manager Harry Redknapp says his players bet on the result of one of their matches, the Daily Telegraph claims.    
  • Animal TB threatens human health say vets and doctors  Animal tuberculosis, which is spread through contaminated food, is a greater threat to human health than previously realised, leading doctors and vets warn.    
  • Bid to block US net handover rejected  A judge rejects a last-ditch attempt to stop the handover of internet naming power from the US to a non-profit group.    
  • Chinese man 'killed 17 neighbours to cover up murder of parents'  A Chinese man has confessed to killing his parents and then killing 17 neighbours in an attempt to cover up his crime, state media report.    
  • Rosetta mission ends in comet collision  Europe’s Rosetta probe ends its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object’s surface.    
  • Cause of US sisters' Seychelles deaths remains a mystery  Two US sisters found dead while on holiday in the Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police on the Indian Ocean island.    
  • Boxer Towell dies after Glasgow bout  Scottish boxer Mike Towell dies in hospital after being seriously injured in a bout on Thursday, his management says.    
  • Greek anger at Turkey border treaty remarks  Greece reacts angrily after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to question a 1923 treaty that set borders between the two countries.    
  • Month-old baby girl pulled from rubble in Idlib  A rescuer sobs as he pulls out alive a month-old baby girl from what is reported to be the aftermath of an air strike in Idlib, Syria.    
  • 'Trust me, I'm a Soweto tattoo artist'  South African tattoo artist Sibusiso Nkabinde talks about the challenges he faced setting up his studio in Soweto.    
  • Up close at the 'Olympics of Chinese food'  The BBC's The Food Chain visited Rotterdam for an event known as 'the Olympics of Chinese food'.    
  • Ship carrying chemicals sinking off Japan coast  A tanker carrying 450 tonnes of a chemical used in cleaning products has foundered off the coast of Japan.    
  • Bill Clinton keeps Barack Obama grounded  Barack Obama had to hurry up former US President Bill Clinton as the pair left Israel after attending the funeral of Shimon Peres.    
  • Angry man smashes Apple iPhones with a petanque ball  A man is caught on video destroying iPhones at an Apple Store in Dijon by whacking them with a heavy metal ball used for playing petanque.    
  • Russia spends 'fortune' on bridge to Crimea  A massive construction project has begun in Russia to build a 19km bridge to its newest region, Crimea, after it was annexed from Ukraine.    
  • Palestinian and Israeli leaders shake hands at Peres funeral  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres.    
  • Bruce Springsteen signs young student's absence note  A US schoolboy who skipped class to meet his musical hero had the best excuse ever - an absence note signed by Bruce Springsteen.    
  • Pornographic film appears on billboard in Jakarta  Motorists and residents in south Jakarta, Indonesia, are left in shock after a pornographic film appears on a large electronic screen close to the mayor's office.    
  • US election 2016: Donald Trump's unwise battles - or were they?  Donald Trump appears to be digging himself into another hole with his attack on Alicia Machado - what is in it for him?    
  • Oil Is OPEC back in charge?  The oil producers' group OPEC agreed a preliminary deal on Wednesday to reduce supply. The decision at a meeting in Algiers marks the first time in eight years that OPEC's members have agreed to cut production, and oil prices rose on the news. But will the deal hold?    
  • Samsung: Have 'exploding' phones burned the brand?  Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is due to go back on sale in South Korea on Monday, following a safety recall.    
  • Italy's artful dodgers: Mafia's Van Gogh appreciation exposed  It is unlikely that the mafia crime network acquired Van Gogh's sombre landscapes for the mastery of their brushstrokes, writes James Reynolds in Rome.    
  • What is the 9/11 bill and why is it so controversial?  Why is a bill brought by grieving families desperate to get justice 15 years on from the 9/11 attack so controversial, and what are its wider implications?    
  • Week in pictures: 24-30 September 2016  A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.    
  • Africa's top shots: 23-29 September 2016  A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.    
  • Faceless London  Photographer Jim Grover spent four hours making pictures of people on London's Westminster Bridge.    
  • Ryder Cup 2016: Europe fight to cut US lead to 5-3 at Hazeltine  Europe win three of the afternoon fourballs matches to cut the United States' lead on the first day of the Ryder Cup.    
  • Ryder Cup 2016: Europe and US Saturday foursomes pairings announced  Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose will partner rookies in Saturday's foursomes as Europe begins day two of the Ryder Cup 5-3 behind the United States.    
  • Sam Allardyce: Ex-England manager could face football ban  Sam Allardyce could face an FA ban over the newspaper revelations that led to his departure as England manager.    
  • 'Opinionated loudmouth'  Electronic producer Moby has returned with a new project and pseudo-political manifesto Moby and the Pacific Void Choir    
  • Money makers  Journalist Didi Akinyelure looks at a fresh crop of young, enterprising men and women who have more reason than most to celebrate Nigeria's 56th year of independence.    
  • Read all about it!   National newspaper USA Today breaks with tradition for the first time in its 34-year history and issues a scathing editorial against Republican nominee Donald Trump.    
  • Counting the cost  A recent raft of bold economic measures signal Saudi Arabia's financial woes, but will they be effective, asks Michael Stephens.    
  • Footballers' wines  Why Barelona and Spanish international footballer Iniesta spends his spare time helping to make wine.    
  • Virtual fashion  A designer has used London Fashion Week to show off her collection using VR technology.    
  • Alliance or abuse?  Europe grapples with what to do with married child migrants - separate them from their spouses, or risk condoning child abuse?    
  • Teenage lives  The story behind the suicide of two teenage girls in France opens an intense debate about how teenagers treat each other and how they are looked after at school.    
  • Free land  The Russian government has been giving away free land in the Far East of the country. The scheme has been rolling out - but not without its problems.    
  • Mining disaster  Photographer Subrata Biswas documents the fallout of India's dependence on coal to meet its energy requirements.    
  • 7 days quiz  The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.    
  • Big screen Barack  As Barack Obama's time at the White House draws to an end, film-makers are turning their attention to his early life.    
  • Salute or slur?  Columnist Farai Sevenzo considers why the authorities in Zimbabwe are making efforts to protect the country's flag - and from what it needs protecting.    
  • Behind the hawker hustle  Photos of street vendors from across Africa who it is thought account for more than half of the continent's work force.    
  • Recruitment drive  Kim Jong-un is using LinkedIn and Twitter to recruit for North Korea, according to a spoof campaign raising awareness about rights abuses.