Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman speaks to the media dressed as Harry Potter at the request of his son for Halloween.
The BBC's Orla Guerin was with Kurdish fighters in the village of Fazliya as it was seized from IS.
The death of a former Vladimir Putin adviser in a Washington DC hotel was an "accident", US officials say.
With no successor lined up to follow Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, the issue of who will eventually replace him is becoming more urgent, writes Yolande Knell.
The US economy grew at the fastest pace in two years in the third quarter, initial figures indicate.
A replica of Adolf Hitler's bunker, where the German dictator spent his final days at the end of World War Two, has opened in central Berlin inside a former Nazi air raid shelter.
Wales internationals Sam Warburton, Dan Lydiate, Samson Lee and Hallam Amos sign extensions to their national dual contracts.
A South African businessman is trying to spread the entrepreneurial spirit, through a comic book.
Boy who lost all his teeth at the age of three regains smile and story goes viral in Brazil.
The UK should keep "options open" over Brexit, Tony Blair says, including a possible second referendum.
Ex-British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton used sexist language towards rider Jess Varnish, an investigation by the governing body has found.
A general strike is staged in Venezuela over calls for a referendum to remove the president from power.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.
So-called Islamic State is using thousands of civilians as human shields in Mosul, the UN says.
Fundraiser launched for those who helped hide NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
One year on from the relaxation of China's one child policy, what impact has it had?
UK employment tribunal rules that Uber drivers are entitled to holiday pay and National Living Wage.
US first lady Michelle Obama has appeared for the first time during the presidential election race with Hillary Clinton.
Manager Tony Pulis signs a one-year contract extension at West Brom, to extend his stay at The Hawthorns to 2018.
Lewis Hamilton beats title rival and championship leader Nico Rosberg in first practice at the Mexican Grand Prix.
The FBI reopens its inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email while secretary of state.
Dramatic images of the operation to clear the Calais 'Jungle' camp, which saw nearly 6,000 migrants evacuated.
Nigeria will invest $10bn (£8bn) on developing its oil-rich south in an attempt to end an insurgency by militants, the oil minister says.
Joe Biden is tipped for the secretary of state job if Hillary Clinton becomes president - US media.
Iceland's Pirate Party could make history by entering a coalition government after Saturday's election.
Does the falling value of the pound mean that the UK economy has fallen behind France?
England trail by 170 runs at 50-3 after the first day of the second Test, having taken the final nine Bangladesh wickets for 49.
British Cycling officials will face MPs to explain the use of therapeutic use exemptions, including those of Sir Bradley Wiggins.
The director of the 'worst film ever' Uwe Boll says he's quit the movie business.