Inside the Islamic State kidnap machine :: Kidnapping has generated millions for Islamic State and has acted as a powerful propaganda tool - Omar Al-Maqdud met some of the people who have been involved in abductions in Syria.
A fascination with gangsters :: Films about real-life gangsters are flying high in the box office. But why?
The beauty of car parks :: Photographer Phil Burrowes images capture the architecture of car parks across the country
Mandarin lessons to get £10m boost :: Mandarin in English schools will receive a £10m boost, and 5,000 more pupils will learn it, George Osborne has announced on a visit to China.
Wall Street slides with commodity-related stocks, autos :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ls4WHW4MUZc/story01.htm
EU backs refugee-sharing plan, exposing east-west rift :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YUowUeJWPnU/story01.htm
U.S., India agree to jointly train peacekeepers in Africa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/LyZ_k7GB4tA/story01.htm
Pope Francis brings message about power and the poor to U.S. :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/14hgVtcrh54/story01.htm
How the discounters are beating the supermarkets :: The rise and rise of the discount stores
Volkswagen says 11 million cars hit by scandal, probes multiply :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/dmnRj4JJZMI/story01.htm
China's president arrives in Seattle to meet tech titans, start U.S. visit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/np2UBUk9dlU/story01.htm
The people who make last wishes come true :: Fulfilling the requests of people close to death
Why diesel sputters in the US market :: Why does the UK drive diesel cars but the US doesn't?
Can a black dot on a victim's hand help tackle domestic violence? :: The campaign aiming to highlight domestic abuse
Are there more poor people now than 200 years ago? :: Are the world's poor people getting poorer - or richer?
VIDEO: New scan aims to aid tumour detection :: Microsoft Research is working on software that could measure tumours 40 times quicker than current methods.
Gore urges UK over climate change :: Former US Vice-President Al Gore urges the UK government to "resume" its former leadership on climate change.
Exclusive: Citrix in last-ditch attempt to sell itself - sources :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/XRSNLepAb7o/story01.htm
California will test six-cylinder diesel engines from VW's Audi, Porsche :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/WfgQnBFhfj8/story01.htm
Volkswagen says 11 million cars hit by scandal, probes multiply :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/QmXrDAzEXj8/story01.htm
VIDEO: Football legend Pele at 75 :: Football legend Pele is 75 this year. He talked to the BBC about what inspires him and what he makes of football today.
VIDEO: The Olympian who never gave up :: Derek Redmond recalls a heartbreaking race
West Virginia engineer proves to be a David to VW's Goliath :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Tq3x2gH9VCs/story01.htm
FBI recovers private emails from Clinton server: Bloomberg :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/jUuY0WucB4c/story01.htm
Migrant crisis 'plays into' EU issues :: Europe's migration crisis "plays directly" into some of the issues the UK is trying to renegotiate in its EU reform talks, the foreign secretary says.
Asian business sentiment crumbles on China shock - Reuters/INSEAD poll :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/RAC1FC4Appk/story01.htm
U.S. judge rules copyright for 'Happy Birthday' invalid :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/obeuC0DIyGo/story01.htm
Highlights: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Q3 Asian Business Sentiment Survey - by economy :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/9AFlrGsRuds/story01.htm
China Sept flash factory PMI unexpectedly falls to 6-1/2 year low :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/YqrGjj-13p4/story01.htm
China's Xi says anti-graft fight no "House of Cards" power play :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/WDR-mcX384I/story01.htm