Global business confidence slipped to five-year low in October, according to a survey of 6,100 companies from Markit Economics.
Nine-year-old actress Cherry Campbell, the star of CBeebies show Katie Morag, becomes the youngest-ever winner at the Bafta Children's awards.
Hopes pinned on Ebola clinical trials in Guinea
Two men are seriously burned in an explosion at a flat in south Birmingham while rescue dogs search the remains of the property.
French come out fighting for their economic reputation
Debris from the Malaysia's Flight MH17 arrives from rebel-held areas near the crash site in east Ukraine to the government-held city of Kharkiv.
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.
Police are expected to make a fresh appeal later for information on the murder 10 years ago of Nairn banker Alistair Wilson.
The dangers faced by interfaith Egyptian couples
Countries with the most shocking photos on cigarette boxes
A call for all children to be automatically enrolled in their local library is made at the start of Book Week Scotland.
The couple who helped Tesco change the way many of us shop
Talk therapy sessions can help reduce the risk of suicide among high-risk groups, suggests a US study.
Why one Irish-American comedian is trying stand-up in Beijing
British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says.
Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release.
A former British soldier and another British man are fighting with Kurdish troops in Syria against Islamic State (IS) militants, it has emerged.
A law forcing communications firms to pass on details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.
Hillary Clinton would be a "great president" if she decided to run for the White House in 2016, President Barack Obama says.