7:17 pm (47 minutes ago)
The wife of the soldier murdered in a London street says she expected her husband to be safe in the UK.
6:24 pm (an hour ago)
Two men are held on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after RAF jets were scrambled to escort a Pakistan Airlines plane in UK airspace.
6:14 pm (an hour ago)
Afghan security forces battle insurgents for several hours in the centre of the capital, Kabul, following an attack claimed by the Taliban.
12:51 pm (7 hours ago)
The BBC is to close its Digital Media Initiative, with director general Tony Hall saying it had "wasted a huge amount of licence fee payers' money".
4:16 pm (4 hours ago)
Sally Bercow says she is "surprised and disappointed" after the High Court rules a tweet she published about Tory peer Lord McAlpine was libellous.
4:41 pm (3 hours ago)
British Airways cancels its short-haul flights to and from Heathrow after one of its planes makes an emergency landing.
5:26 pm (3 hours ago)
A van driver admits killing a mother of three in a series of hit-and-run incidents around the city of Cardiff in October.
7:16 pm (48 minutes ago)
A 24-year-old woman zoo worker is seriously injured by a tiger in Cumbria.
5:16 pm (3 hours ago)
The UK government's response to claims that British troops abused and unlawfully killed civilians in Iraq is inadequate, the High Court rules, but it stops short of ordering a public inquiry.
1:34 pm (6 hours ago)
A mother of eight is jailed for four years for fraudulently claiming more than £350,000 in benefits and tax credits.
4:55 pm (3 hours ago)
A man is jailed for life for stabbing to death his wife as she was getting ready for a weekend away with her new boyfriend.
1:18 am (19 hours ago)
Cockroaches are outsmarting our efforts to kill them by evolving to avoid the taste of sugar traps, a study reveals.
1:01 pm (7 hours ago)
An intimate love story between two young women receives rave reviews in Cannes days before the winner of the Palme d'Or is announced.
3:40 pm (4 hours ago)
Co-operative Bank has stopped offering new business loans amid concerns over its capital position and talks with UK regulators.
9:53 am (10 hours ago)
Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
10:51 am (9 hours ago)
London Mayor Boris Johnson adds his voice to suggestions the Communications Data Bill could be revived after the murder of a soldier in a London street.
3:28 pm (5 hours ago)
Deputy PM Nick Clegg tells a multi-faith audience to reject a "corrosive feeling of fear" in the wake of the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.
5:57 pm (2 hours ago)
The number of people volunteering to take part in clinical trials in England has trebled in the past five years.
7:44 am (12 hours ago)
Some drugs taken to protect the heart may increase the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes, according to researchers in Canada.
11:10 am (9 hours ago)
In an age when "extremely violent and sadistic imagery is two clicks away", school sex education is struggling to keep pace, suggests a study.
10:06 am (10 hours ago)
More than 80% of nursery and primary school teachers in Scotland have warned of high workloads as a result of the new curriculum, a union claims.
12:46 pm (7 hours ago)
Social networking giant postpones the launch of its "Facebook phone" after negative feedback and disappointing sales.
12:41 pm (7 hours ago)
Fan fiction authors will be able to publish and sell some titles in the US via new e-book platform Kindle Worlds.
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Chinese scientists trace the rare white colouration in Bengal tigers to a single change in a gene that affects a host of animals, including humans.
5:33 am (15 hours ago)
The remains of King Richard III, discovered under a city car park, were buried in a "hastily dug, untidy grave", researchers reveal.
2:52 pm (5 hours ago)
The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables are announced as shows performing free songs to the public, to coincide with 350 years of West End theatre.
10:34 am (10 hours ago)
Damian Lewis and Sienna Miller are among the British stars nominated for the annual US Critics' Choice Awards.
4:54 pm (3 hours ago)
Bonjour, mes amis antiques, let's parler Franglais, as le late grand auteur and smith des bonnes mots, Miles Kington, used to dire.
4:48 pm (3 hours ago)
Welcome to the Loop, the Magazine's weekly letters column, including the best of your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook.
7:36 pm (28 minutes ago)
Andros Townsend pulls out of the England Under-21s European Championship squad following FA betting charge.
6:52 pm (an hour ago)
Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald miss the cut at the PGA Championship at Wentworth as Francesco Molinari leads by one shot.
12:05 pm (8 hours ago)
Former QPR boss Mark Hughes is contacted by Stoke City after emerging as a leading contender to replace Tony Pulis.
7:29 pm (35 minutes ago)
Outgoing Manchester United chief executive David Gill is confident Wayne Rooney will stay at Old Trafford.
1:30 pm (7 hours ago)
Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford believes he has the potential to be one of the fastest ever British sprinters.
3:55 pm (4 hours ago)
A builders' merchant in land-locked mid Devon helps save the life of a yachtsman who fell overboard off the French coast.
11:23 am (9 hours ago)
Two prison vans transporting defendants to the Dale Cregan trial are involved in a collision in Lancashire.
5:45 pm (2 hours ago)
Former chief executive Charles Green is cleared of having close links with former Rangers owner Craig Whyte.
5:38 pm (2 hours ago)
Taxpayers could be left with a bill for as much as £62m for restoring opencast mines in East Ayrshire.
5:05 pm (3 hours ago)
Two Ballymena men have been given life sentences for the murder of a schoolboy seven years ago.
5:00 pm (3 hours ago)
A Unesco report calls for a halt to a proposed £100m golf resort close to the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.
7:36 pm (28 minutes ago)
The M4 motorway is closed eastbound, causing 10 miles tailbacks, after a multi-vehicle crash on the Second Severn Crossing.
6:12 pm (an hour ago)
Residents are urged to stay indoors as firefighters tackle a large blaze and explosions at a coathanger plant on a Flintshire business park.
2:26 pm (6 hours ago)
Militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar masterminded the two suicide bombs in Niger on Thursday which killed 20 people, a Mauritanian news agency reports.
2:54 pm (5 hours ago)
A pregnant woman has been shot dead in Tanzania during a security operation after gas protests in Mtwara, a journalist in the southern town tells the BBC.
2:11 pm (6 hours ago)
The lawyer leading the UN's inquiry into drones welcomes President Obama's speech as a "significant step towards increased transparency".
6:30 pm (an hour ago)
Five climbers who went missing earlier this week on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal are feared dead, officials say.
2:58 pm (5 hours ago)
The Turkish parliament approves controversial legislation to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol.
5:07 pm (3 hours ago)
Reinforcements of specially trained police are being sent to Stockholm after five nights of unprecedented rioting in the capital's suburbs.
6:53 pm (an hour ago)
Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, is sworn into office for an unprecedented third term in the capital, Quito.
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International mining companies operating in Mozambique are failing in their obligation to people displaced by coal mining, says Human Rights Watch.
11:29 am (9 hours ago)
Russia says the Syrian government has agreed "in principle" to attend an international peace conference set to be held in Geneva in June.
1:46 pm (6 hours ago)
US Secretary of State John Kerry says "hard decisions" will be needed for peace after two days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
6:35 pm (an hour ago)
The collapse of a road bridge over a river in the north-west US state of Washington was caused by an oversized lorry's crash, say officials.
5:51 pm (2 hours ago)
President Barack Obama tells US Navy graduates they must help end a culture of sexual assault that is tarnishing the image of the military.
5:00 pm (3 hours ago)
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Tuesday, 8:06 pm
MPs approve same-sex marriage plans at third reading despite significant opposition.
10:02 am (10 hours ago)
Eyewitness Steve Fryer told the BBC, "I saw the right engine was on fire, flames were coming outside of it".
12:03 pm (8 hours ago)
Footage has emerged from on board a plane that had to return to Heathrow Airport to make an emergency landing after black smoke was seen coming from an engine.
3:47 pm (4 hours ago)
The BBC has apologised after spending nearly £100m on a project which has been abandoned.
7:13 pm (51 minutes ago)
The wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sally Bercow, has said she is "surprised and disappointed" after the High Court ruled she had libelled Lord McAlpine.
12:41 pm (7 hours ago)
Part of a road bridge has collapsed into the Skagit River in the US state of Washington
4:53 pm (3 hours ago)
A Chinese farmer who lost his hands in an accident is turning his misfortune into a family business with home-made 'bionic arms' that he now sells to other amputees.
7:28 pm (36 minutes ago)
The number of patients taking part in clinical trials in England has trebled in five years.
11:31 am (9 hours ago)
There have been multiple explosions at a fuel depot on the northern outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, with large flames and black smoke pouring from the building.
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