Singer Taylor Swift launches a counterclaim against a US radio DJ who is suing her after she accused him of groping her during a photo shoot.
More than 4,000 migrants and refugees have had to be rescued by the Greek Coast Guard off the shores of Lesbos this month alone.
A professor in China's Sichuan province introduces a difficult penalty for his students - to write a new and complicated character 1,000 times.
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China signs a $17bn contract to buy 130 aircraft from European consortium Airbus, during a visit by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Beijing.
The US says it is "gravely alarmed" by the scrapping of tightly contested presidential and parliamentary polls on the Tanzania archipelago of Zanzibar.
"Individual acts of heroism" at an Aberdeen school where a 16-year-old pupil was stabbed to death are praised.
Two European leaders tell the BBC that the UK is yet to reveal any details about what it wants to achieve in a renegotiation with the EU.
Royal Dutch Shell reports a loss for the third quarter, after taking charges to cover the cost of halting major projects such as drilling for oil in the Arctic.
Barclays third-quarter profits fall as it sets aside £560m to compensate foreign exchange customers and to settle two claims over mortgage-backed securities.
US Republicans have traded blows in a heated presidential debate in Colorado that featured several angry exchanges.
Pedro regrets Chelsea move, Barcelona to offer Neymar £500,000 a week, Man City keen on Sevilla's Banega, plus more.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces $600m in assistance for development projects in Africa at a major summit in Delhi.
Presenter and model Sam Sarpong, brother of presenter June Sarpong, has killed himself by jumping from a bridge in Pasadena.
An Indian court rejects a police report which said that two teenage girls found hanging from a tree last year took their own lives and were not raped and murdered.
A senior Vatican priest, stripped of his post after admitting being in a gay relationship, tells BBC News why he wrote to the Pope criticising the Church over its hypocrisy in banning gay priests.
Australia's biggest supermarket chain, Woolworths, said that profits would fall by up to 35% for the six months to December.
Turkey holds an election on Sunday - the second in five months - with the governing AK Party hoping to win back its majority.
Republican presidential candidates trade blows in a heated TV debate in Colorado, directing fire at each other and at the media.
The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne launches a collection of Lego for artist Ai Weiwei after the company refuses him a bulk order.