A report finds "unacceptable levels of complacency" at a council which failed to help a woman who was later beaten to death.
Leaders of the world's 20 largest economies are gathering in Queensland city of Brisbane for the G20 summit this weekend.
Readers' photos on the theme of "fireworks"
A 24-year-old man is charged after a woman was raped at knifepoint at Leith Links in Edinburgh.
US sitcom The Big Bang Theory pays tribute to cast member Carol Ann Susi, who died earlier this week from cancer.
Was this young boy's act of bravery real?
Head coach Stuart Lancaster expects England to play Samoa next week, despite the tourists having threatened to boycott the match.
Israel says it will allow men of all ages into Jerusalem's holy site, after months of age restrictions following tension in the city.
Scientists working on Philae comet lander say it is time to take more risks with the probe, amid fears its battery might die in hours.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is to meet Pakistani leaders on his first visit to Islamabad - a trip seen as a chance to reset troubled ties.
Builders prepare to demolish a cottage dubbed the "house of evil", where Mark Bridger is believed to have murdered April Jones two years ago.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde has told the BBC she wants more than words from G20 leaders and a delivery on their commitments.
Members of rock band AC/DC say they have not spoken to drummer Phil Rudd since he was charged with attempting to arrange a murder on 6 November.
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.
Rescue teams spend the night searching for an elderly man believed to have been swept off the sea wall at Torquay
Former Wales international Ched Evans "cannot go back" to playing professional football after his rape conviction, First Minister Carwyn Jones says on the BBC's Question Time.
Real Madrid ponder offloading Bale to Chelsea, Podolski is urged to leave Arsenal, Man Utd target Depay, plus more.
Three lanes of the M25 in Surrey are closed after a section of the motorway collapsed in heavy rain.
Republic of Ireland international Aiden McGeady expects to get "loads of stick" when he plays against Scotland, the country of his birth on Friday.
The German economy narrowly avoids recession, growing by 0.1% in the third quarter, official figures show.