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A mayor has resigned after a taxi driver he recommended was found to have been convicted of rape, a council says.
The US has imposed fresh sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.
Obama's gaffe on Islamic State reveals political truth
The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.
Why deciding top jobs is not key to EU summit
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6000 jobs, nearly a third of its staff, as part of a recovery plan following the loss of two planes this year.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the club's harmony will not be affected by the arrival of Mario Balotelli.
Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.
The quest to find the perfect party anthem.
Flights may resume as alert over Iceland volcano is lowered from red to orange.
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal admits a report has laid bare its failings over a number of years.
Yawning is contagious for wolves, and other nuggets.
A major search is under way after a 12-year-old boy was swept into the sea off Anglesey.
The UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.
The Tory MPs being tipped to follow Carswell to UKIP
Labour MP Jim Murphy suspends his Scotland-wide tour ahead of the independence referendum, citing "coordinated abuse" from "Yes" voters.
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth west African country now affected by the outbreak.
A report from the Royal College of Midwives suggests that 40% of women are being discharged from hospital before they are ready after having a baby.
A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.