Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president who led the peaceful transition from white-only rule, has died aged 95, after a long illness.
The death of Nelson Mandela is "extremely sad and tragic", Prince William said after hearing the news at a film premiere about the ex-South African president.
Thousands of people have had to leave their homes as a storm, which has killed two men, causes the biggest tidal surge for 60 years.
The NHS in England appears to be rationing access to vital non-emergency hospital care, such as knee and hip replacements, a review suggests.
Australian airline Qantas sees its credit rating downgraded to below-investment level, or junk, by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's.
Police charge a 37-year-old man with attempting to murder two police officers in Leeds following a shooting in which an officer was hit in the face.
The Prince of Wales is preparing to meet some of the emergency workers who were involved in the Glasgow helicopter crash operation.
A French-led military operation to protect civilians in the Central African Republic is being launched "immediately", as scores die in fresh sectarian fighting.
Three police vehicles are hit by gunfire in north Belfast, and police are treated it as attempted murder.
ZeroAccess, one of the world's largest botnets - a network of computers infected with malware, is disrupted by Microsoft and law enforcement agencies.
The chancellor says the UK economy is bouncing back but the recovery is "not yet done" - and millions must wait longer for a state pension.
As people across the world digest the news of Nelson Mandela's death, the British media reflect on the life of Africa's most famous son.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter leads tributes to South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95.
Roy Hodgson insists England do not fear any other side in football ahead of Friday's World Cup finals draw.
Rio Ferdinand is to be part of the BBC punditry team for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, BBC Sport announces.
Athlete Christine Ohuruogu is named Sportswoman of the Year after winning gold at the World Championships.
Ronnie O'Sullivan is eliminated from the UK Championship after a 6-4 quarter-final defeat to Stuart Bingham.
JP Morgan Chase is warning 465,000 holders of pre-paid cash cards issued by the US bank that their personal data may have been hacked.
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Prime Minister David Cameron leads politicians in tributes to the former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95, saying he was a "hero".
Labour leader Ed Miliband has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, stating that the world "owes him an extraordinary debt".
Scientists have cast doubt on the value of vitamin D supplements to protect against diseases like cancers and diabetes.
A Labour MP has called for more people struggling with depression to seek treatment, after revealing his own battle against "black moods".
A cap on the numbers of students England's universities can admit is to be lifted in 2015, the Chancellor George Osborne has said.
The government has committed to introducing a year of shared leave for new parents by April 2015.
The UK government wants to make Britain a world leader in developing autonomous vehicles.
Almost five billion mobile phone location records are logged by the NSA every day, reports the Washington Post.
The Chancellor George Osborne announces annual funding of £90m over five years for the UK to collaborate with emerging nations.
Prof Chris Stringer from the Natural History Museum, London, explains what the discovery of 400,000 year-old human DNA could tell us about human evolution.
The cultural test which determines whether a film can qualify as a British production is set to be changed to encourage more investment in the UK film industry.