Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.
The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over future direction of football's governing body.
A man dies after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.
Bigger pay rises may be on offer in the coming year, according to Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee.
The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, is to face a tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.
A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.
The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
A man is shot dead and another is injured when a gunman opens fire at their stationary car in Sheffield city centre.
Firefighters rescue 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.
Andrew Harding returns to Aceh 10 years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami struck to see how things have changed.
Lord Sugar picks his winner in The Apprentice final on BBC One - with Mark Wright and Bianca Miller vying to be his business partner.
BBC editors are known for their extensive knowledge of specialist subjects, but can they handle the pressure and maintain their reputations when in the spotlight?
2014 has seen a mixture of bright....and not so bright spells as BBC Weather presenters sparkle and stumble through the forecast.
Almost £2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.
Turkmenistan in Central Asia is one of the most isolated and secretive states in the world, dissent is not tolerated and suspicion reigns.
The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
Photographer Jane Bown, who has died at the age of 89, spoke to Radio 4's Woman's Hour in 2006.
Monday's newspapers cover the launch of the 100,000 Genomes project, promising a revolution in personalised healthcare, and news of the country is being plunged into darkness.
A new measure aims to increase the number of women in senior positions in German industry - but it must overcome deep-seated antagonism, says Jenny Hill.
Foreign investors are keen to do deals with Turkmenistan but a climate of fear silences dissent, writes the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Ashgabat.
With the collapse of Pelamis Wave Power, the Scottish government is taking on the cutting edge technology. It faces big financial and technology challenges. So how much does it tell us about Scottish industrial strategy?
The BBC takes a closer look at the scale of one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history - the tsunami of 2004
Photographer Murad Sezer explains why he shot an abandoned baby's cradle on the Syrian Turkish border.
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
After releasing a charity single and getting to number five in the charts, the Wealdstone Raider says he is "in dreamland".