Officials say they have made progress towards creating the world's biggest free trade zone.
Do Islamic State militants have chemical weapons?
Marriage, divorce and contraception will top the agenda as Catholic clergy gather for an extraordinary synod in Rome which is seen as a litmus test for Pope Francis' papacy.
Lebanese towns and villages are increasingly imposing curfews on Syrian refugees, restricting their movements, Human Rights Watch says.
Life inside a Donetsk rebel base
Canada plans to join the US-led campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, its government says.
Scores of Kenyan MPs are preparing to visit The Hague to back President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is due to appear at the International Criminal Court.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal supports the idea of the club playing midweek friendlies abroad.
At least 32 people have died in a stampede at a Hindu religious festival in the state of Bihar in northern India, officials say.
Sweden is to "recognise the state of Palestine", Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says, the first long-term EU member country to do so.
The transforming power of the monsoon rains
Occupy Central leader Benny Tai says pro-democracy protesters will boycott talks if violence against student protesters is not stopped.
Conservative plans to stop British laws being overruled by human rights rulings from Europe would be "viable and legal", the justice secretary says.
Archaeologists in Spain say they have found one of the world's earliest known images of Jesus.
Al-Qaeda-aligned militants are withdrawing from their last major stronghold on Somalia's southern coast, residents in Barawe tell the BBC.
At the Paris Motor Show, Theo Leggett looks at the Peugeot 208 hybrid air - a concept car that brings a new meaning to the term "gas guzzler".
The US economy added 248,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dipped to a six-year low of 5.9%, official figures show.
Catalan leaders agree to push ahead with a referendum on independence from Spain, defying a constitutional block by Madrid.
The boss of the retailer John Lewis, Andy Street, apologises for describing France as "hopeless and downbeat", saying his comments "went too far".
Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi is to face trial for alleged tax evasion, a Spanish judge rules, rejecting an appeal to drop charges.