VIDEO: Fantastic facial hair - it's Odd Box :: Weird beards, a mass massage and ducking and diving on Downing Street. It's the week's weird and wonderful video stories in Newsbeat's Odd Box with Dominic Byrne.
Israel in Eritrean migrant deal :: Israel admits three of 21 Eritrean migrants who had been stuck on its border with Egypt, after its initial refusal sparked condemnation and court action.
Hungary PM rejects IMF loan terms :: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban rejects as unacceptable the conditions attached by the IMF to a new 15bn-euro (£12bn; $19bn) loan.
Nigeria's phone masts attacked :: At least 24 mobile phone masts are attacked across northern Nigeria, officials say, in a campaign militant group Boko Haram said it carried out.
Lufthansa cancels 1,200 flights :: Lufthansa cancels hundreds of flights this weekend as cabin staff begin a nationwide strike affecting six major German airports.
RCN warns against regional pay :: The Royal College of Nursing has warned NHS leaders that proposals to scrap national pay and conditions would harm patient care.
Suicide prevention work 'success' :: The Mental Welfare Commission gives its backing to a new approach for people with serious mental health problems.
Should lunch breaks be mandatory? :: Should people be forced to take long lunch breaks?
The globalisation of work - and people :: The "globalised" workers of the future
British PM laments killings in France :: A 4-year-old girl is recovering after four people were killed, three of them by bullets in the head in eastern France. A second girl who was hurt is in a medically induced coma.
Iraq denies role in Syrian conflict :: (CNN) -- Three U.S. senators traveled to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders over the worsening crisis in Syria amid reports that Iraq is allowing Iran to use its air space to deliver weapons to President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
Boat sinks off Turkey; dozens dead :: At least 24 people died when a boat believed to be carrying illegal immigrants sank in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey's Izmir province on Thursday, according to the semiofficial Andalou Agency.
Report: Libyans claim CIA abuses :: Human Rights Watch says it has evidence the CIA waterboarded one Libyan detainee and brutally interrogated others before handing them over to Moammar Gadhafi.
Quiz of the week's news :: What was Putin's latest macho-man wildlife encounter?
Amazon rolls out new wave of Kindles :: Is Amazon, the online retailer-turned-gadget maker, getting into the phone business?
Pakistan expels aid group's foreigners :: Pakistani authorities have ordered six foreigners working for the aid group Save the Children to leave the country, officials said Thursday, suggesting the aid workers had been helping a foreign spy agency operating on Pakistani soil.
South Africa mine seeks peace deal :: A South African platinum mine that was the scene of deadly clashes between police and striking workers last month said Thursday that a "peace accord" had been signed with some parties.
Third Yosemite hantavirus death :: Some 12,000 more people who stayed in California's Yosemite park are at risk from hantavirus, officials warn, as a third death is confirmed.
Councils 'cutting sports venues' :: More than a third of UK local councils have cut or closed some of their public sports facilities in the past three years, a BBC investigation finds.
Alps murder mystery with engine running :: The latest on the shooting in France in which four people were killed, three in a BMW with its engine running.
Sinkhole swallows car on highway :: Check out this huge sinkhole that opened up on a highway in Canada. It's so big it swallowed a car.
Pentagon escalates case that former Navy SEAL broke secrecy pledge :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/gGlJ-fwnqww/us-usa-binladen-book-idUSBRE8851ED20120906
TUC warns of co-ordinated strikes :: The leader of the UK's largest union warns there could be more co-ordinated strikes in response to the government's spending cuts.
Man walks streets for kidney donor :: Larry William Swilling walks the streets of Anderson, South Carolina, with a sandwich board over his stocky shoulders.
Ferrari: Team could leave F1 :: Ferrari chairman Luca Di Montezemolo admits Formula 1's longest running team could leave the sport in the future.
Greeks pushed to work more :: Georgia Pandermi is looking for her first job, and she's not having much luck. She's not alone. Greek employment data shows that more than half of those under the age of 25 are out of work.
Battle of the smartphones :: CNN's Maggie Lake takes a closer look at the next generation of mobile phones.
Yosemite extends hantavirus warning; death toll rises :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/0dLR2TTbqLs/us-usa-hantavirus-yosemite-idUSBRE8841GH20120906
Children 'lack cancer knowledge' :: Many children are not aware of the causes of cancer and some even believe it is contagious, suggest the results of a charity's poll.
Drink price rise could save lives :: The deaths of 50,000 pensioners could be avoided over the next decade if minimum pricing is rolled out in England, BBC Panorama finds.