Hundreds of people in Iraq are treated for the effects of toxic gases after a sulphur plant is set alight in fighting with IS militants.
Police evacuate about 80 people from their homes in Northolt, north-west London, in a stand-off with a man reportedly armed with "dangerous items".
Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it.
Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as printers and web cameras, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say.
The first woman to ascend Everest, Japanese climber Junko Tabei, dies aged 77, her family say.
Britain has to stay in the single market and keep free movement of people, Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood says.
The EU Parliament president says he is optimistic that a trade deal between the EU and Canada can be signed despite last-minute obstacles.
Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators say.
A driver spurns the conventional route for entering a garage - by smashing right through the side of the brick structure.
A man who was restrained by two members of the public who believed he had snatched a woman's bag has died in hospital, police say.
Spanish police are investigating the death of a 51-year-old British man whose body was discovered outside Malaga airport.
Brendan Cole won't dance on tonight's show but he'll be the only one missing.
Canadian scientists use drones to capture rare whale footage in the Arctic.
People from Mosul villages speak of how they fled IS and a raging battle
Michelle Obama is heading to Arizona as Democrats see the opportunity to turn the traditionally red state blue.
A trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse because a Belgian region with a population of just 3.6 million objects.
United Nations workers have spoken out against the decision to make Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador.
Arabella, aged seven, asked her dad to plant a tree in London's Oxford Street to replace one that was vandalised.
Security has been stepped up around the transport network in London, after a man was arrested over the discovery of a suspect device on a Tube train.
Quintin Lake is walking around the entire coastline of the UK taking photographs.
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A tiny hamster born without any fur in the US state of Oregon gets a custom-made sweater to stay warm this winter.
A very young motorist stopped for her erratic driving was let off by police - even though she had consumed "a couple of bottles" and had no licence, insurance or MOT.
As plans for another independence referendum are unveiled, Paul Moss examines whether Scots have a stronger sense of identity.
Born in Poland, brought up in Britain - how do the younger generation of Poles here feel Brexit will affect their future? Sanchia Berg reports.
Wealthy San Francisco tech investors are bankrolling a law to ban the city's homeless from pitching tents - will it work?
As MPs back calls for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood, we look at figures from the past who have lost the honour.
The key points from the Scottish government's draft legislation consultation on a second independence referendum.
The Sydney coastline has been enlivened by the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, this year featuring a gigantic flip flop and an upside down rhino.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
The white beaches of Zanzibar’s coast are home to the octopus hunters, in search of the delicacy.
A photo of an orangutan climbing high into a tree to reach some figs takes the top honour in the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Cofio 50 mlynedd ers y drychineb lofaol // 50 years since the tragic coal mining disaster at Aberfan in south Wales
Ben Stokes takes 4-26 and hits 85 as England close day three of the first Test with Bangladesh with a lead of 273 at 228-8.
British number one Johanna Konta is denied a place in the WTA Finals by Svetlana Kuznetsova's win over Daria Gavrilova in the Kremlin Cup.
Pop star Phil Collins is back, after a disastrous attempt at retirement spiralled into alcoholism.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Buying a cot is not an easy process, the choices are endless. Add in the dozens of "sleep aids" available and parents can spend a huge amount of money.
How fast an 85-year-old can run a marathon, and more news nuggets.
One of the world's leading feminists is not the obvious choice to be the face of a make-up brand, but Boots has just made Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the face of No7.
Pictures of the Pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, as it opens its doors to the public for the first time.
The Multiple Sclerosis poem sending Shivers down spines
Barack and Michelle Obama have been hitting the campaign trail hard for Hillary Clinton - will it be enough to win her the White House?
The United Nations has come under fire for appointing comic book character Wonder Woman as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.