Adidas announces a touchscreen colour watch that can measure its owner's heart-rate to create tailored training programmes.
Pakistan earn a seven-wicket win in the first Test in Abu Dhabi to end South Africa's 15-match unbeaten run.
The world's chemical weapons watchdog tells the BBC its inspectors in Syria have been unable to access a designated site due to safety concerns.
Time-lapse footage shows smoke engulfing the Sydney skyline, as wildfires rage across New South Wales.
A coroner pleads guilty to a £2m fraud which saw him steal some of the money from the estates of dead people.
Oracle has released a bumper update package for Java that closes lots 51 separate security holes in the software.
Cory Booker is a high-profile politician thanks to his prolific use of social media and tendency to do things like rescuing people from burning buildings. BBC reporter Anthony Reuben knew him at college.
There is international relief at a US deal to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, averting the risk of potential default.
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More than 60 bushfires in New South Wales
The Advertising Standards Authority asks for changes to EE's mobile coverage checker following a complaint about its accuracy.
Maria Sharapova's former coach Thomas Hogstedt is interested in becoming British number one Laura Robson's new mentor.
Campaign group Amnesty International urges Iran not to go ahead with a repeat execution for a drug smuggler who survived a botched hanging.
A koala is rescued after getting its paw caught in a rabbit trap.
Syrian refugees fleeing to Egypt face unlawful detention, often in deplorable conditions, or deportation, Amnesty International says.
Microsoft is releasing the Windows 8.1 update for its flagship operating system on Thursday.
Research by a British scientist concludes the legendary Himalayan yeti may in fact be a sub-species of brown bear.
Pollutants in the air we breathe have been classed as a major cause of cancer by the World Health Organization.
Comedy Central is forced to repeat an old episode of the cartoon South Park after a power cut prevented this week's scheduled episode from being completed.
At least 15 people are killed in a suicide bomb in northern Iraq, in the latest attack on the Shia community.