A homeless man in the US has been arrested for allegedly trying to steal a chainsaw by hiding it under his clothes.
A study suggests people who carry errors in a single gene could have protection against heart disease and high cholesterol.
Postal workers across the UK are to receive alerts about missing people while on their rounds to help locate vulnerable children and adults.
More than 200,000 blood donors are needed in the run-up to Christmas, according to the NHS transplant service.
A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil is now in custody, New Zealand police say.
A doctor is arrested in connection with the deaths of 13 women at a state-run sterilisation camp in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
Singer Damien Rice returns after an eight-year absence
Who should take priority on the bus?
Scientists face a tense wait to learn the fate of a robot probe that made a historic landing on a comet - but did not stay in place as planned.
Photographer uses 100-year-old inherited camera
Samsung has announced it will make its mobile virtual reality headset available in December.
A massive project to protect Indonesia's capital Jakarta from flooding is not being universally welcomed.
Leaders of the world's biggest economies are arriving in Brisbane, Australia, for the G20 Summit. But why does anyone care? Deputy political correspondent James Landale explains.
A war of words has broken out between Russia and the West, with neither ready to compromise, says Bridget Kendall.
Germany has not intervened militarily on the world stage for decades but could that be about to change? asks Mark Mardell.
Luxury foreign brands are notoriously popular in China, the world's fastest-growing consumer market, but younger consumers have different tastes.
The Palestinians urged to use their cars as lethal weapons
Making good money out of some very bad divorces
A US ex-policeman who was convicted and then cleared of plotting cannibal acts is convicted of a lesser charge, but will serve no more time in prison.
Gunmen attack an Egyptian naval vessel in the Mediterranean, state media report, a day after a car bomb injured 10 in the Sinai Peninsula.