David Cameron urges EU leaders to back his "reasonable" plans to curb welfare benefits for migrants, saying he will "rule nothing out" if they fail.
Many people are killed in three explosions during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.
Police are called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.
Seven men are jailed for up to 11 years for their parts in gang which raped and abused girls in Bristol.
Cricket Australia will hold an investigation into player safety following the death of Test batsman Phillip Hughes.
A British soldier said to be obsessed with far-right politics is jailed for two years for making nail bomb at his family's home.
The lowest ever number of winter deaths were recorded last year, official figures for England and Wales show.
A mother-of-six who flew to Australia after telling her son she was going to the supermarket is given a suspended jail sentence.
Regulator Ofgem imposes record £28m penalty on power generator Drax, while InterGen faces an £11m payout, for missing energy saving obligations
Pope Francis begins a trip to Turkey, aimed at promoting interfaith dialogue and highlighting the plight of Middle East refugees.
A police officer who witnessed the so-called "plebgate" row says it was a "nonsense incident" that should not have cost Andrew Mitchell his job.
Jeremy Paxman says he was approached to become a Conservative candidate for London mayor - but is not interested in it.
The fashion world is joining in the fight against the Ebola virus - supermodel Naomi Campbell has launched a pop-up shop in London to raise funds to help people in affected countries.
Australians have been paying tribute to Phillip Hughes by putting their cricket bats outside their homes, as Phil Mercer reports.
The BBC has been allowed inside London's Olympic Stadium to film the construction of the arena's new roof.
When a sand dune in Tunisia threatened to swallow up Mos Espa - the childhood home of Darth Vader - Star Wars fans teamed up with tourist chiefs to take action.
The last Christmas tree in the Norwegian city of Stavanger is about to go on display in the centre of Aberdeen.
Howling Laud Hope is the UK's longest-serving political leader but has never won an election or saved his deposit.
The government is reviewing the way grey squirrels numbers are managed in England, and is assessing whether more needs to be done to control numbers.
Can we judge an artwork purely on its own merits - be it a film, painting, play or sitcom - or do we inevitably take its creator's character into account?
Official figures published yesterday show how migration has already transformed the UK and will continue to change it in an era of mass movement of people.
Thousands of people are expected to descend on retailers to pick up a bargain. But why is it called 'Black Friday'? The BBC explains.
Understanding the scale of the humanitarian crisis in Syria can be difficult. So imagine this: what if Syria were the UK?
Could the NHS year be the answer to our big number problems?
Six statistics that shed a little more light on the state of race relations in the US, following the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.
The Holyrood parliament in Edinburgh is on course to receiving new powers, including on income tax, VAT and airport duty - but what will this mean for Scotland and the rest of the UK. Follow this explainer to find out more....
A South African ventriloquist appears in court with his dummy to successfully challenge a gagging order.
Camera traps, used by a project assessing radioactive exposure impacts on wildlife, record the first photos of a brown bear in Chernobyl's exclusion zone.
Brazil legend Pele is improving but remains in intensive care having been admitted to hospital with a urinary infection.
How does cricket move on after Australia batsman Phillip Hughes died from injuries sustained on the field?