New images from the European Southern Observatory have revealed mysterious ripples around a star close to Earth.
Australia's Israel Folau passes a fitness test to face Wales in Saturday's World Cup Pool A decider but Rob Horne is out.
The Bank of England votes 8-1 to hold UK interest rates at the record low of 0.5%.
A concert by Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali in the Indian city of Mumbai is cancelled after protests by a right-wing Hindu party.
Novak Djokovic races into the China Open quarter-finals, while Ivo Karlovic sets a new record for career aces.
Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to crack down on bad behavior by Wall Street by punishing individual investors, financial managers and traders for misconduct, saying they will be "prosecuted and imprisoned."
MPs in Kenya react furiously after the electricity supply to parliament was cut for three days apparently because of an unpaid $97,00 bill.
A Muslim lawmaker from Indian-administered Kashmir is beaten up in the state assembly by members of the Hindu nationalist BJP for hosting a "beef party".
About 100 British military personnel will be sent to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
Guatemala announces it will build new houses for families left homeless by a devastating landslide which killed more than 200 people last week.
Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev tells shareholders at rival SABMiller not to let the chance of a takeover "slip away".
Scotland are close to full strength as Finn Russell and Ross Ford are passed fit to face Samoa.
South Sudan earn a draw in the their first World Cup qualifying match, which resumed on Thursday after rain stopped play on Wednesday.
George North is at centre for Wales as Justin Tipuric, Samson Lee, Paul James, Luke Charteris and Gareth Anscombe start against Australia in the World Cup on Saturday.
Donald Trump's challenge to a planned offshore wind farm goes to the UK's Supreme Court.
The US actors who voice video games have voted to strike over pay and conditions unless agreement with publishers can be reached soon.
Shaimaa Khalil reports on a school where students are studying outdoors, 10 years after a major earthquake in Pakistan.
Indonesia's president has asked for international assistance to put out forest fires that have sent a thick haze over the country and its neighbours.
Corals worldwide are at risk from a major episode of bleaching caused by natural currents and man-made climate change, scientists warm.
Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner causes an internet sensation with her spontaneous dance moves during a campaign rally in Buenos Aires.