US President Obama says he "has the authority" to widen military action against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria without Congressional approval.
At least 24 people are now known to have been killed after the roof of a mosque collapsed in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say.
Taiwan fines edible oil manufacturer $50m Taiwan New dollars ($1.6m; £1.03m) over its sales of dirty recycled waste oil.
Andrew Harding profiles Judge Thokozile Masipa, who grew up in a poor township outside Johannesburg, and became the second black woman to become a judge in South Africa.
Wales star Gareth Bale says the pitch for their Euro 2016 qualifying win in Andorra was "the worst I have ever played on".
Japan's nuclear regulator gives formal safety sign-off for two reactors to restart, moving the tsunami-hit nation closer to a resumption of nuclear energy.
China is world's third largest investor for the second year in 2013, according to state news agency Xinhua, as its outbound investment reaches a record high.
BBC Pop Up hears stories of survival from a "500-year flood"
Fiji's military says 45 UN peacekeepers taken captive in Syria will be released this week, but a Fijian government official denies the reports.
Dementia patients in the UK face what is, in effect, a "care tax" because they are left to sort out much of the care they need themselves, experts say.
A US father is suspected of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in another state, police say.
The co-founder of a home for retired circus elephants in the US state of Maine dies after one of the animals stepped on him, police say.
The Nigerian president speaks out about an unofficial hashtag that has outraged many.
Your photos of the spectacular September supermoon
One man suffers severe burns and others are injured in a large explosion at a chemical waste facility near Bremen in northwestern Germany.
An insight into the woman shot dead by Oscar Pistorius
The former head of the Honduran social security programme, Mario Zelaya, is arrested, accused of fraud, bribery, abuse of public funds and money laundering.
The Kremlin's ambiguous role in 'frozen conflicts'
Pressure mounts on US retail giant Home Depot after a massive data breach, as US states launch a probe and senators call for action.
IS captive's friends' rush to erase his online Jewish identity