The wife of a soldier murdered in a London street says she expected her husband to be safe in the UK.
Two men are arrested after RAF Typhoon jets were launched to investigate an incident involving a passenger plane from Pakistan within UK airspace.
Sally Bercow says she is "surprised and disappointed" after the High Court rules a tweet she published about Tory peer Lord McAlpine was libellous.
British Airways cancels its short-haul flights to and from Heathrow after one of its planes makes an emergency landing.
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".
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.
A mother of eight is jailed for four years for fraudulently claiming more than £350,000 in benefits and tax credits.
In an age when "extremely violent and sadistic imagery is two clicks away", school sex education is struggling to keep pace, suggests a study.
Cockroaches are outsmarting our efforts to kill them by evolving to avoid the taste of sugar traps, a study reveals.
The lawyer leading the UN's inquiry into drones welcomes President Obama's speech as a "significant step towards increased transparency".
The Boy Scouts of America organisation votes to accept openly gay scouts, after a divisive campaign pitting liberals against some religious groups.
The collapse of a road bridge over the Skagit river in the north-west US state of Washington was caused by an oversize lorry's crash, say officials.
Damian Lewis and Sienna Miller are among the British stars nominated for the annual US Critics' Choice Awards.
Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
Co-operative Bank has stopped offering new business loans amid concerns over its capital position and talks with UK regulators.
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.
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.
Some drugs taken to protect the heart may increase the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes, according to researchers in Canada.
Enzymes released by cancerous cells have a protective function and are not one of the 'bad guys', say researchers from the University of East Anglia.
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.
A steep decline in foreign students coming to study at UK colleges and language schools prompts fears of a knock-on effect on universities.
Social networking giant postpones the launch of its "Facebook phone" after negative feedback and disappointing sales.
Fan fiction authors will be able to publish and sell some titles in the US via new e-book platform Kindle Worlds.
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.
The remains of King Richard III, discovered under a city car park, were buried in a "hastily dug, untidy grave", researchers reveal.
An intimate love story between two young women receives rave reviews in Cannes days before the winner of the Palme d'Or is announced.
The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables are announced as shows performing free songs to the public, to mark 350 years of West End theatre.
It's 500 years since Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince and since then, there have been an extraordinary range of characters that we have come to call "Machiavellian".
Hookline Books have started a new way of finding bestsellers with book groups at the heart of the decision-making process.
Outgoing Manchester United chief executive David Gill is confident Wayne Rooney will stay at the club next season.