Wannabe is 'catchiest hit single'

Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 9:33 pm

Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 9:24 pm

Burkina Faso's president resigns

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 9:14 pm

Uruguay registers cannabis growers

The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:45 pm

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:38 pm

VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore

The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:38 pm

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:34 pm

UK travellers warned of terror threat

The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:24 pm

Mexico orders release of US marine

A US marine imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:17 pm

VIDEO: Serial: Cult podcast grips audiences

In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:14 pm

Questions remain over Afghanistan

No clear verdict about campaign, says Nick Childs

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:52 pm

Police cautions 'to be scrapped'

The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:43 pm

An unlikely naval battle remembered

The unlikely WWI naval battle fought off Chile

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:41 pm

The blind man leading the blind orchestra

The blind maestro leading an all-blind orchestra

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:32 pm

VIDEO: The right to kiss in India?

Thousands pledge to defy India's 'moral police'

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:25 pm

'Men can end up mentally broken'

Fundraisers turn their attention to men's mental health

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:05 pm

England's unusual listed places

England's most unusual protected buildings

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:01 pm

Are Corsica's days of militants and the mafia over?

Are Corsica's days of the mafia and militants over?

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:01 pm

Why should women change their names on getting married?

The story of how married women lost their surnames

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:00 pm

Love to Patrick

The official who enraged his boss by sending 'Love to Patrick'

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 6:59 pm

Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'

Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 4:58 pm

US shares close at record levels

The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 4:55 pm

Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 4:28 pm

Hamilton top in second US practice

Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 4:13 pm

Djokovic ends Murray's winning run

Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 3:34 pm