Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.
Taiwan bans its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.
Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.
Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.
Passengers should not have to stand for more than 20 minutes during a journey says rail minister Clare Perry, but admits this is "not always achieved".
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened
TV duo Ant and Dec are to host the 2015 Brit awards, 14 years since the last time they presented the ceremony.
England's strange and ancient Halloween alternatives
UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.
Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll. BBC News looks at some of the numbers behind the crisis
There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.
A massive international study has started to unpick the "fine details" of why some people develop autism, say researchers.
A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of sperm - starts work in Birmingham.
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.
A son pays tribute to his father who died along with two others after getting into difficulty off a beach in Cornwall.