The government takes the 'truly momentous' decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow.
The UN receives reports of atrocities being committed by IS militants as Iraqi forces close on Mosul.
A BA flight from San Francisco to London is diverted to Vancouver after 25 crew members become ill.
Four people are killed on a river rapids ride at the Dreamworld theme park on Australia's east coast.
Northern Ireland health minister unveils a 10-year plan to reform a health system 'at breaking point'.
Migrants at the Calais "Jungle" camp await the start of demolition work, as others leave by coach.
Shakespeare's Globe theatre axes its artistic director because her plays are not authentic enough.
Dozens of people are killed after militants mount an attack on a police training college in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say.
Labour is fined for not declaring all of its general election expenses - including the 'Ed Stone'.
Retailer John Lewis has announced that Paula Nickolds will become its new managing director in 2017, replacing Andy Street.
More fish were landed in Shetland in 2015 than in all of England, Wales and Northern Ireland put together, according to statistics.
Jurors in the Hong Kong murder trial of a British banker are shown mobile phone footage of the attack on one of the victims.
The Scottish government is to move to pardon gay men convicted before laws against homosexuality were scrapped.
Two Essex women launch a campaign to remove the Essex girl 'stereotype' from dictionaries.
At busy times planes fly over Hounslow Heath Infant and Nursery school every minute.
Eyewitnesses described what they saw after four people were killed on a ride at Dreamworld in Australia.
A baby girl is "born" twice after she is taken out of her mother's womb for 20 minutes for life-saving surgery.
Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell says head judge Len Goodman will be missed when he leaves the BBC show after the next series.
The Sydney coastline has been enlivened by the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, this year featuring a gigantic flip flop.
Jamie Murray receives an OBE from the Queen for his services to sport and charity.
A group of women from Essex is campaigning to get the official dictionary definition of an "Essex girl" removed.
The first migrants to leave the Calais 'Jungle' camp describe their feelings.
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Svetlana Kuznetsova hacks off part of her own hair en route to a three-sets win over Agnieszka Radwanska at the WTA Finals.
The reality star had said she would take US celebrity gossip site MediaTakeOut to court but has dropped the case.
The BBC's Gavin Lee reports on the first day of the dismantling of the sprawling Jungle migrant camp in Calais, northern France.
The French authorities have already made detailed plans for moving migrants out of the Jungle camp near Calais.
Is our growing understanding of the complex psychology of crowds feeding in to how we police large groups of people?
The decision to opt for a new runway at Heathrow is the latest chapter in a 50-year saga - but how much have the delays cost the UK economy?
Regional governments in Belgium have blocked the EU's trade deal with Canada - could they do the same to the UK?
VR is increasingly being used in real-world situations by schools, charities, hospitals and... kitchen retailers.
Wealthy San Francisco tech investors are bankrolling a law to ban the city's homeless from pitching tents - will it work?
As MPs back calls for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood, we look at figures from the past who have lost the honour.
The key points from the Scottish government's draft legislation consultation on a second independence referendum.
After nearly three years of war, South Sudanese artists want to get the country thinking and talking about peace, and have landed on a novel way to do it.
Casgliad o luniau'r hydref yn Eryri // Images of Snowdonia in all its autumn glory
Photographer Ed Gold explores the woodland community at Tinkers Bubble in Somerset.
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "bricks".
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Watford are being investigated by the Football League for allegedly supplying false financial information.
Vern Cotter names five English-based players in the squad for Scotland's autumn Tests amid a funding dispute with Premiership Rugby Ltd.
A fight between Britain's IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will not happen before 2017.
As the Iraqi army and Kurdish forces close in on Mosul, Islamic State militants are mounting a fight-back with a series of new tactics, says Richard Galpin.
At the age of 13, Natasha Annie Tonthola was subjected to a ritual sexual initiation at the hands of an older man, but that was just the start of her troubles.
In Central Asia, a crisis is brewing over water and electricity. Some countries have energy, the others water - but they cannot seem to agree how to share resources.
From Top of the Pops to Celebrity Big Brother via lots of plastic surgery, Pete Burns was one of British pop's larger-than-life personalities.
These days there's no shortage of things to keep you awake at night, whatever your politics. So what's the best way to handle all that uncertainty?
From modest ambitions, prison play Key Change soars above the razor wire.
A feminist icon, a virtual blow-up doll, the sixth Spice Girl, a cyberbabe, an ambassador for Britain, or a distorted male fantasy? Lara Croft has been described as all of these. BBC News looks at her legacy as Tomb Raider turns 20.
The building industry has not been known for digital innovation, but virtual reality design and project management software are changing perceptions.
Are hack attacks aimed at the technology behind Bitcoin and other virtual currencies undermining confidence in the digital cash world?