Members of a notorious Mexican drugs cartel have ambushed a military convoy, killing five soldiers and wounding at least 10 others, authorities say.
Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is due to go back on sale in South Korea on Monday, following a safety recall.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Scottish boxer Mike Towell dies in hospital after being seriously injured in a bout on Thursday, his management says.
South African tattoo artist Sibusiso Nkabinde talks about the challenges he faced setting up his studio in Soweto.
A recent raft of bold economic measures signal Saudi Arabia's financial woes, but will they be effective, asks Michael Stephens.
Sam Allardyce could face an FA ban over the newspaper revelations that led to his departure as England manager.
Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the Syrian opposition into the hands of extremists, a US state department spokesman says.
Ex-Premier League manager Harry Redknapp says his players bet on the result of one of their matches, the Daily Telegraph claims.
Greece reacts angrily after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to question a 1923 treaty that set borders between the two countries.
Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose will partner rookies in Saturday's foursomes as Europe begins day two of the Ryder Cup 5-3 behind the United States.
Animal tuberculosis, which is spread through contaminated food, is a greater threat to human health than previously realised, leading doctors and vets warn.
National newspaper USA Today breaks with tradition for the first time in its 34-year history and issues a scathing editorial against Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The oil producers' group OPEC agreed a preliminary deal on Wednesday to reduce supply. The decision at a meeting in Algiers marks the first time in eight years that OPEC's members have agreed to cut production, and oil prices rose on the news.
Why Barelona and Spanish international footballer Iniesta spends his spare time helping to make wine.
Journalist Didi Akinyelure looks at a fresh crop of young, enterprising men and women who have more reason than most to celebrate Nigeria's 56th year of independence.
A judge rejects a last-ditch attempt to stop the handover of internet naming power from the US to a non-profit group.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Barack Obama had to hurry up former US President Bill Clinton as the pair left Israel after attending the funeral of Shimon Peres.
The number of Americans who favour capital punishment for convicted murderers falls to 48% - the lowest level for four decades.
Two US sisters found dead while on holiday in the Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police on the Indian Ocean island.
Police in the US city of San Diego release video footage of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a shopping centre on Tuesday.
A designer has used London Fashion Week to show off her collection using VR technology.
The BBC's The Food Chain visited Rotterdam for an event known as 'the Olympics of Chinese food'.
Major cinemas in Pakistan ban Indian films in what they call an act of solidarity with the armed forces as tension mounts over the Kashmir dispute.
Electronic producer Moby has returned with a new project and pseudo-political manifesto Moby and the Pacific Void Choir
Europe win three of the afternoon fourballs matches to cut the United States' lead on the first day of the Ryder Cup.
A US schoolboy who skipped class to meet his musical hero had the best excuse ever - an absence note signed by Bruce Springsteen.
Donald Trump appears to be digging himself into another hole with his attack on Alicia Machado - what is in it for him?
The agent at the centre of English football's corruption scandal says he lied when he claimed eight Premier League managers had taken bribes.