The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 12 min 41 sec ago
At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during an alleged robbery.
The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".
Protesters in Burkina Faso are demanding that President Compaore's replacement Gen Traore step down, reports Laeila Adjovi from Ougadougou.
Two bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
The arrival of Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga fighters has "generated hope in the Kurdish community" reports Jiyar Gol from the Syria-Turkey border
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace from Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in first practice at the United States GP.
Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.
Wayne Rooney is fit and will start for Manchester United in the derby with City but Radamel Falcao remains out through injury.
A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag.
Younus Khan records his fifth Test double century as Pakistan dominate the second and final match against Australia.
Climate talks stalked by the spectre of the past
Local residents jeer and shout abuse at a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer and eluding authorities on a weeks-long manhunt.
Victims' groups tell Home Office officials they are "unanimous" in their view that the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse should resign.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Spanish La Liga game between Granada CF and Real Madrid.
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.