The Pentagon says a US secret mission tried but failed to free US hostages in Syria, reportedly including murdered reporter James Foley.
David Cameron says it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British.
Authorities in Iceland complete the evacuation of an area close to the country's Bardarbunga volcano over fears of an impending eruption.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides.
A second person is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of man in a shipping container in Essex.
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
Opposition leader Imran Khan has refused to join talks to end days of protests in Islamabad, saying they would be "no use" unless the Prime Minister resigns.
The US Attorney General arrives in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of continuing protests over the police shooting of a black teenager.
Ukrainian government and rebel forces both claim control of a small town after fierce fighting, as fighting claims 34 civilian lives in a day.
A new study suggests that modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought.
A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under plans to tackle an issue which prompted one millions calls to police in 12 months.
Security forces in Liberia's capital deploy to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in order to contain the spread of Ebola, setting off protests.
Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95.
BBC News met new parents Nick and Michael Scott-Kline with 18-month-old Elliot and surrogate mother Sarah Jones.
Amnesty International accuses police in Ferguson of human rights violations during their response to a week of protests. The group's executive director in the US spoke to the BBC.
Has the Scottish referendum debate led England to consider its position within the Union?
CCTV shows a beach in the town of Arenzano in northern Italy being torn apart by a tornado.
Jay Tate runs the National Near Earth Observation Centre - watching the skies for asteroids that could threaten the planet
A group of vicars from the South East vow to make sermons more fun by taking part in a course which teaches them how to tell jokes.
At least 27 people are killed after heavy rain sparks landslides in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture.
Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict.
The hunt for a jihadist, believed to be British, who was filmed beheading American journalist James Foley in Syria dominates front pages.
Data gathered by donation site JustGiving has revealed what it says is the UK's most generous town.
A supply teacher from Northamptonshire uses more than 27,000 pink loom bands to create a one-off garment for a breast cancer charity.
Celtic pick up an away goal as they draw with NK Maribor in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.
Malky Mackay will not succeed Tony Pulis at Crystal Palace as his former club Cardiff complains about him to the FA.
Maria Lyle, 14, marks her arrival on the international stage with gold in the T35 100m at the IPC Athletics European Championships.
Manchester United announce the £16m signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal.
Ahead of a BBC One special on Friday at 22:35 BST to mark 50 years of Match of the Day, we look at some facts about the famous show.
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