The UK will not support future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, a Foreign Office minister says.
Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses and the net closure of 150 branches over the next three years.
Nigeria says it is still holding talking with Boko Haram, two weeks after the government said it had agreed a truce with the Islamist militant group.
A French court rules that Irish low-cost airline Ryanair must pay €8.1m in damages and €200,000 in fines for breaches of French labour laws.
England centre Luther Burrell is unlikely to play against New Zealand on 8 November, says coach Stuart Lancaster.
The Swedish central bank cuts its main interest rate to zero in an attempt to combat deflation.
Increased access for women to politics and the workforce has narrowed the global gender gap in the past 10 years, the World Economic Forum says.
Six students and four staff from a school in Brazil's Sao Paulo state are killed when the bus they were travelling in crashes into a lorry.
Ethiopia has "ruthlessly targeted" its largest ethnic group, the Oromo people, for suspected links to a rebel group, Amnesty International says.
Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, makes his first visit to China where investment is likely to be high on the agenda.
Russia says it will recognise the results of controversial rebel elections in eastern Ukraine, planned for 2 November.
The BBC's Jiyar Gol has witnessed a massive blast hit the Syrian city of Kobane - despite militants' claims that the battle is "nearly over".
A group of robbers dug a tunnel to break into a bank in northern India and loot cash, jewellery and other valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, police say.
A plane is delayed for hours at Los Angeles airport after a passenger spots a wi-fi signal in the area called "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork"
A court in Bahrain imposes a three-month suspension on al-Wefaq, the country's main opposition group, a month before parliamentary elections are due.
Japan's Takata is being sued in the US following the recall of millions of cars over concerns its airbags are potentially dangerous.
Christopher Nolan's new film Interstellar receives measured acclaim from critics, who praise its ambitious scale but are less convinced by the story.
US officials will actively monitor health workers who treat Ebola patients in West Africa after they return, but will not enforce quarantine.
Hong Kong activists are marking one month of protests with a rally at the main camp outside government headquarters.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he will "purge" the police force after alleging officers were involved in the murder of lawmaker Robert Serra.