24 hours of news images: 27 October
South African police launch a major investigation and offer a large reward to find the killers of South Africa football captain Senzo Meyiwa.
President Dilma Rousseff promises to re-unite a divided Brazil after narrowly winning re-election with 52% of votes in Sunday's presidential poll.
A 30-year-old teacher from Greater Manchester, who planned to join Islamic State militants in Syria, pleads guilty to two terrorism offences.
South Africa prosecutors say they are going to appeal against the conviction and sentence given to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend.
NHS staff in Wales are to stage half a day of strike action after Unison claimed a recommendation for a 1% pay rise increase was ignored.
Hundreds of thousands of students are likely to be affected by a university marking boycott by academics angry at changes to their pensions.
Dennis Canavan says the Labour Party in Scotland need to become independent if it wants to be worthy of support.
A mother-of-six from Merseyside has been left homeless after her abusive husband burned her house down.
The former boss of Germany's BayernLB bank gets a suspended jail term for having bribed Austrian far-right politician Joerg Haider in 2007.
A London jury returns a verdict of unlawful killing at an inquest into the death of Dr Abbas Khan in a Syrian prison.
A 15-year-old boy who shot dead his girlfriend Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh is sentenced to nine years for her manslaughter.
A man who was hit by a car on the M4 in Berkshire had been thrown from a moving vehicle, police believe.
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups agree a deal to buy banana giant Chiquita, just days after shareholders rejected a deal with rival Fyffes.
A man is "briefly" arrested after bumping into the Prime Minister as he ran to the gym.
The UK's 13-year military campaign in Afghanistan's Helmand province has come to an end and the last British base, Camp Bastion, has been handed over to Afghan security forces.
Contractors are left red-faced after incorrectly painting the word 'rihgt' on a road off a supermarket car park.
Organised criminal gangs are increasingly targeting high-end cars with keyless security systems, a motoring industry group warns.
A midwife who threatened to deliver a baby "with a knife and fork" is to face a misconduct hearing, the Nursing and Midwifery Council says.
Costumes on show at a former prison