Canada suspends visa applications from countries in the grip of the Ebola outbreak, in a move similar to a much-criticised Australian plan.
The government is urged to get an inquiry into historical child sex abuse moving quickly after Fiona Woolf stood down as its chairwoman.
Bangladesh is hit by major power blackouts after a power line connecting the country to India's electricity grid failed, reports say.
A Shaun Kenny-Dowall try five minutes from full-time seals a 14-12 New Zealand win over Samoa in the Four Nations.
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Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot.
Thousands of people gather in the Australian town of Albany to mark the departure of the first Anzac troops in World War One.
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle welcome some special guests to the White House for a trick-or-treat Halloween celebration.
Tens of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban.
A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore.
Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single.
The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers.
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.
The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention.
The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.
A US marine imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months.
In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments.
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The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.
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