Police are concerned for the long-term welfare of the missing children.
A 61-year-old fears he may have lost his sight in one eye after a "completely unprovoked" attack.
New trains running from London to Cardiff were called "the biggest fleet upgrade in a generation".
A group representing African and Caribbean residents has offered to buy a derelict club in Reading.
Security guards Mohammad Siddique, 32, and Ranjeev Singh, 40, claimed they had been robbed to cover their tracks.
Some dogs can develop life-threatening kidney failure as a result of Alabama rot, which has no cure.
Two volunteer search and rescue organisations hope Marley will help find vulnerable missing people.
The airbag uses compressed air to cushion a child's neck from the impact of a crash.
His weather forecast famously preceded the Great Storm - but what did Michael Fish do next?
Some young people are taking out up to 40-year mortgages instead of opting for traditional 25-year terms. They tell us why.
Former school teacher Jay Virdee has been diagnosed with the rare autoimmune disease scleroderma.
Team news as Stade Francais host London Irish in Saturday's Challenge Cup Pool four fixture at Stade Jean-Bouin (19:45 BST).
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Sheffield United and Reading.
BBC horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght runs his rule over some of the biggest races on British Champions Day.
Maidenhead United sign striker Moses Emmanuel on a two-month loan from National League rivals Sutton United.
Comments by the two ex-presidents are seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.
Fierce fighting erupts in the last part of the Kirkuk province held by the Kurdish Peshmerga.
Texas-based Ocean Infinity signs a deal to search for plane wreckage on a "no find-no fee" basis.
The region's parliament would be dissolved as part of measures to impose direct control.
A top official's claim of a power struggle has contradicted the Communist Party's unified image.
Police say they arrested 140 members of lynch mobs who attacked people suspected of being vampires.
EU leaders say not enough progress to start trade talks yet, but they hope to begin in December.
The head of the CIA says the North is close to being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile.
Andrej Babis's party, ANO (Yes), is leading opinion polls but is not expected to secure a majority.
Its surprise new prime minister-elect gives some policy clues as she limbers up to rule in coalition.
Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he will accept an invitation to the World Cup from Russia leader Vladimir Putin.
The famed director worked closely with the Hollywood producer accused of many sexual assaults.
The BBC has created an image combining all members of Congress. What does Capitol Hill think of the result?
The two former US presidents voiced concern about the current political climate in the US.
A red bandana has become the new symbol of protest in Mogadishu as anger over the city's most destructive bomb attack is boiling over on to the streets.
Pakistan is building a barrier on its border with Afghanistan, despite objections from Kabul.
CNN's global correspondent recalls a certain helicopter ride in Bosnia with Justin Webb
Minori reinvented a Japanese street fashion style eight years ago that now has a worldwide following.
Sukanyeah and Aarav met at a gender reassignment clinic. Now they're planning a wedding.
The game, which celebrates the Communist Party Congress, lets users "clap" Xi Jinping by tapping their phone screen
The Chicago Institute of Art is "satisfied that our version is real" of the Impressionist work.
Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.
Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.
Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.
The populist anti-immigration candidate who could become Czech Republic's next prime minister.
How badly are women represented in China's Communist Party and how does it compare?
How comedy workshops are helping inmates in Mexico's notoriously dangerous jails.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans this week.
A weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
What goes on behind closed doors of unofficial talks between US and North Korea?
Reporters covering the EU summit in Brussels share how their countries see a "no deal" Brexit.
When the Tragically Hip lead singer said he was suffering from terminal brain cancer, Canada grieved, because the band mined the nation's cultural mythology.
British soldiers opened the first concentration camp in Russia in 1918, during World War One. To locals it was known as "Death Island".
Who are they, why are they fleeing from Myanmar and what is the international community doing?
The family of an Algerian journalist arrested on espionage charges is desperately trying to secure his release.
Shinzo Abe is banking on his rebounding popularity and his opposition in disarray.
The global and personal responses to the anti-sexual harassment campaign.
BBC 100 Women go undercover on the Tube with British Transport Police officers catching offenders.
For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult consequence.
Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.
The state of politics means there is no need for The Thick of It, and it would be "beyond sitcom territory" to produce Veep currently, says Armando Iannucci.
Lord Heseltine tells BBC Newsnight that the more unpopular Brexit becomes, the higher the probability of a Labour government.
Kit Harington on why Game of Thrones is so great, and his special connection to the Gunpowder Plot.
In light of the "Me Too" campaign, we asked men who work in the City of London about how they'd respond if they saw sexual harassment.
James Bartholomew argues welfare states have proved incompetent at helping the most vulnerable.
Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the BBC after meeting EU negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels.
Transport for London said it was "idiotic behaviour" which "will not be tolerated".
The bird has been known to pursue postal workers delivering to houses in Long Stratton, Norfolk.
17 years after His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman reads from La Belle Sauvage: The Book Of Dust Volume One.
An ambulance worker and a police officer give graphic descriptions of verbal and physical assaults by the public.
Sir Tom Jones says he 'felt terrible' after being propositioned early in his career.
Fire crews used a bendy rod with a camera on it to find the dog who was 3m (9ft) deep.
Ex-England player criticises how the inquiry into former Lionesses boss Mark Sampson was dealt with.
Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh defends the work of her defunct charity.
Tom Karen found fame after he designed the Raleigh Chopper bike.
Priti Raichura and seven-year-old daughter Sia take the BBC through their Diwali preparations.
Footballer Eniola Aluko tells a parliamentary inquiry that a request from the FA's chief executive was "bordering on blackmail".
Akshay Ruparelia set up his business from his bedroom during his A-level exams.
Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.
Basking sharks prefer Britain's western waters and are not usually found off the east coast.
Amy Johnson - known as "Grandma" - has celebrated her 110th birthday.
Was the length of PMQs partially down to the number of times the Speaker put MPs in their place?
One woman was told to "move her fat arse" while out running alone.
Eddie Hall showed off his strength by bench pressing BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker.
Max Whitlock MBE becomes a Doctor of Science at Anglia Ruskin University.
Caitlin Perry says a real living wage at the National Assembly makes a difference to her lifestyle.
Kate, 19, wants to challenge people’s perception of beauty.
NI Waiting lists: A woman who has been waiting for treatment says she feels like a prisoner in her own home.
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani says the UK government is 'not realistic' about the amount of money the UK will have to pay to the EU.
Britain faces the highest rate of terror attacks in the last 30 years, the head of MI5 tells the BBC.
Some 245,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity in Ireland alone.
Looking back at Crimewatch as the BBC show is axed after 33 years.
Dashcam footage showed the 28-year-old driver leaving the road to avoid a queue.
Rental costs in Cambridge make it hard for people to buy their own homes, according to one couple.
Artists including Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin donated works for surviving families.
The 70-year-old children's franchise has been revamped for the latest TV series.
1. Island life suits children. Orkney and Shetland have been identified as the best places in Britain to raise a family. This year’s children’s quality of life survey from Halifax ranked Orkney first for the third year in a row based on factors including school spending per public, class size and academic results. Shetland ranked second, Craven in North Yorkshire was third and the Western Isles came fourth. The Times
2. Could a single deep-sea wind farm power the world? A major new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has claimed that all of Earth’s energy needs could be met by a single massive deep-sea wind farm stretching across the Atlantic. The authors have calculated that a wind farm covering about three million square km (1.2 million square miles) of ocean - roughly the size of India - could theoretically be used to generate “civilisation scale power”, or 18 terawatts, humanity’s entire current energy needs. The Economist
3. Britain enjoying record number of tourists. The UK is attracting a record number of tourists, with nearly 40m people expected to have visited the country during 2017. VisitBritain, a tourist agency, predicts that overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7m with spending up 14% to £25.7bn this year. With Brits holidaying at home in record numbers, in the form of ‘staycations’, tourism is worth £127bn annually to the economy. Daily Mail
4. IMF says taxing rich does not hit growth. The International Monetary Fund has published analysis suggesting that Western countries would not damage growth if they increased taxes for the top 1% of earners. Labour, which has proposed a new 45% tax band for those earning more than £80,000, said the statement shows that fairer taxes are needed in the UK. The Independent
5. Mockingbird novel removed from Mississippi schools. To Kill a Mockingbird has been removed from a Mississippi school's reading list because it was making "people uncomfortable". School administrators in Biloxi made the decision to withdraw Harper Lee's American classic about racism from the 8th grade curriculum after receiving complaints about the language in the book. The 1960s novel has sold 30 million copies worldwide. Daily Mail
6. Speeding drivers could soon receive life sentences. Drivers who cause death by speeding, street racing or using a mobile phone may be handed life sentences under new legislation. Ministers are also exploring the possibility of a new charge of causing death by dangerous cycling after a series of incidents involving bikes. Justice Minister Dominic Raab said the government had "taken a long hard look at driving sentences" after receiving 9,000 replies to a public consultation. The Guardian
7. End to raw sewage on train tracks. Train toilets will no longer empty directly onto the tracks by the end of 2019, Network Rail says. There are still around 500 carriages in the UK that do exactly that. “You quickly learn to turn your back and close your mouth when you’re trackside and a train is passing. As I know first hand,” said Network Rail boss Mark Carne. Metro
8. Online dating crimes rise dramatically. Reported crime related to online dating increased by 382% between 2011 and 2016. Last year, 676 incidents were reported to police. Of these, 106 were sexual crimes and 240 were violent attacks. Sky News
9. The bottom line. The price of a handshake and a backstage photo with singer Ed Sheeran reportedly costs £3,400. A “VIP package” with Britney Spears costs £1,900; Rihanna’s fans need only fork out £757. Sunday Express