The Ebola epidemic threatens the "very survival" of societies and could lead to failed states, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns.
Computer programmer John Doyle beat off stiff competition from 176 people to take the the title in the 48th World Conker Championships.
US public health workers "would not be surprised" to see additional Ebola infections among hospital staff, a senior US official says.
Luis Suarez scores his first Uruguay goals since the World Cup finals and his biting ban in a 3-0 friendly win over Oman.
Recognising Palestine as a state would be a "symbolically important" step towards peace, MPs are told.
A number of homes are evacuated due to a security alert in the Ballyarnett area of Londonderry.
Scientists are warning that an army of shrimps and mussels from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and kill off native species.
As many as 180,000 people have fled after Islamic State militants overran the Iraqi city of Hit in western Anbar province, the UN says.
Somalia launches its first postal service in more than two decades, in another sign of normality returning to the conflict-torn country.
Three women are sentenced for their roles in a "pyramid" scheme in which thousands of people lost money.
A "thorough" investigation should be held into why police shot dead three cows seen running on roads in Norwich, an animal rights charity says.
Four members of a south Wales family took part in a £90,000 benefit fraud by all claiming they were living alone.
The Thai charge d'affaires is summoned to the UK Foreign Office over the inquiry into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi appoints Khalid Bahah as his new prime minister, in a move welcomed by Shia Houthi rebels.
A lorry driver accused of causing the death of a woman on a hen party in a crash was driving on cruise control, a court hears.
BBC Scotland writes to the leaders of the main political parties inviting them to discuss setting up general election debates.
Radio DJ Mel Greig, who took part in a hoax call after which a nurse killed herself, has told Newsnight's Evan Davis how she was subjected to ''trolling and the death threats''.
TV star Judy Finnigan apologises after comments she made about convicted rapist Ched Evans on ITV's Loose Women show prompted a Twitter backlash.
A jury is shown photographs of the bodies of two teenagers found murdered in East Lothian 37 years ago.
The UK is to fund bomb disposal training for Kurdish forces in conflict with Islamic State, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.