A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.
News photos from around the world
Three lanes of the M25 have been closed after a section collapsed and left a large pothole, following roadworks.
The UK's major ISPs commit to new measures to block online extremism, No 10 says, but ISPs say no specific agreement is yet in place.
Alex Salmond tells the SNP conference that his party should set a target to win a majority of Scottish seats in the 2015 Westminster election.
The owners of the Severn Bridge announce the increase in tolls, effective from 1 January, 2015.
Living in Sydney, Australia, Indian businesswoman Madhvi Mohindra runs traditional dance classes for local students.
Boko Haram militants seize Chibok, the north-eastern Nigerian town from which they abducted more than 200 schoolgirls this year, residents say.
Ayan Qureshi has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the exam at the age of five.
Burton apologises to Rangers for selling a T-shirt with an altered image of the clubs founders and the slogan: "underworld division champions".
In April 150 students from Kobane were kidnapped by Islamic State militants, while they were on their way home from taking exams in Aleppo.
Novak Djokovic breezes past Tomas Berdych 6-2 6-2 to book his place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals.
Former BBC DJ Chris Denning pleads guilty to 40 sexual offences against 26 boys over 21-year period
A former coroner who stole £1m from a dead man's estate to "prop up" his struggling law firm is jailed for five years.
A minibus driver is jailed for more than six years for causing the death of a woman in a crash on the M62 in West Yorkshire.
The extremist militant group, Islamic State, has announced that it plans to mint its own currency in an attempt to "get rid of the international monetary system".
The militant group Islamic State is committing war crimes and imposing a "rule of terror" in areas it controls in Syria, the UN says.
Magazine editor Luca Desiata, and professor of Classics Eleanor Dickey, speak about Latin puzzles.
The singer-songwriter Hozier tells BBC Breakfast why one of his songs has caused some controversy.
The Wall Street Journal reports that devices gathering mobile phone data are being flown over the US by the government