A pro-Russian rebel leader tells the BBC his forces do not possess the Buk missile thought to have brought down flight MH17 in Ukraine.
British experts are to begin the process of analysing the flight data recorder from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.
Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.
The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues.
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.
US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.
A Nottinghamshire jail where four inmates killed themselves in less than a year is described as a "prison in crisis" in a report.
The UK Supreme Court is to be asked to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.
A total of 167 people lost their lives off the UK coastline last year - the highest number since 2010 - the RNLI says.
A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".
Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.
Why one year after Apollo 11, most Americans couldn't name Neil Armstrong as the first man on the moon. We spoke to Matthew Tribbe, author of No Requiem for the Space Age.
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.
Indian and Kenyan school pupils explain what they understand about the Commonwealth Games and tried to identify the Royal family.
Millions of mayflies took to the air in Wisconsin, tricking radar into thinking it was raining
A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.
Spanish second tier side Cultural Leonesa have revealed their new kit for the forthcoming season - a black and white shirt designed to look like a tuxedo.
Adam Smith set up the UK's first cafe which serves only waste, or "intercepted", food.
Giant puppets are set to roam the streets of Liverpool as part of the World War One centenary. Writer and director Jean-Luc Courcoult explains how his characters come to life.
Many papers focus on the inquest of TV presenter Peaches Geldof, while others use photographs from the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.
Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
Scotland's Michael Jamieson and England's Sir Bradley Wiggins are chasing gold medals on day one of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
Prince Imran of Malaysia, the Commonwealth Games Federation president, struggles to open the Commonwealth baton before the 2014 Glasgow Games are officially opened by The Queen.
Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.
Andy Murray is set to continue working with Amelie Mauresmo after his early Wimbledon exit as she joins his training camp in Miami.
Mexico returns to the Formula 1 calendar after a 23-year absence in 2015 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.
A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.
Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.