Tens of thousands join world leaders at a rainswept memorial for South Africa's Nelson Mandela, with Barack Obama hailing him a "giant of history".
Comic Relief will carry out a "full review" after claims millions of pounds were invested in funds with shares in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms.
The boss of Domino's Pizza - who criticised UK immigration laws - should pay his staff more if he wants to recruit extra workers, a minister says.
A British man who spent years fighting extradition to the United States has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges.
The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales can take place from 29 March 2014, Equalities Minister Maria Miller says.
Lack of a proper national policy to get UK children to do more exercise amounts to mass "child neglect", the British Journal of Sports Medicine says.
A man in charge of a fireworks display held on the night of a motorway crash in which seven people died is cleared of breaching health and safety laws.
Fifteen soldiers are jailed for staging a 'sit-in' while on parade in a protest against two senior officers.
Television viewers were exposed to nearly 400,000 payday loan adverts last year, according to the regulator, Ofcom.
Charles Saatchi's finance director tells a court he did not scrutinise bills for credit cards used by Nigella Lawson's assistants because it was "not my job".
The founder of French company PIP, which distributed defective breast implants, is sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
US car giant General Motors appoints its former product development chief Mary Barra as its new CEO, making her the first female boss of a major US motor company.
US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark's PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt take an impromptu "selfie" at the memorial for Nelson Mandela
Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins is knighted at Buckingham Palace for services to cycling.
Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel criticises plans to award double points for the season's final race from 2014.
Coach Andy Flower says England will make changes for Friday's third Ashes Test as they bid to overturn a 2-0 deficit.
Alan Shearer says there needs to be a "zero tolerance" policy to anyone guilty of fixing in football matches.
Why Everton's Ross Barkley has what it takes to reach the top, from those who helped nurture his talent
Senior figures from five major sports have met ministers to discuss efforts to tackle corruption amid allegations of fixing in British football.
Four US agencies approve the 'Volcker rule' designed to curb banks' riskier trading activities.
Lerato Mbele looks back at Nelson Mandela's economic policies and considers their impact today.
The government abandons plans to privatise its defence procurement body after only one bidder was left in contention for the contract.
MPs challenged the work and pensions secretary about delays and the cost of writing-off investment in software development for the new all-in-one benefit payment.
The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, checks by European food regulators concludes.
Barbara Hakin, deputy chief executive of NHS England, has said it is "sometimes in the best interest of patients' safety that they remain in the ambulance after they have arrived at hospital".
People in Western countries complaining about the success of Chinese pupils in school tests have been attacked as bad losers, by the OECD's education expert, Andreas Schleicher.
A lot of the exams pupils were sitting "were not up to scratch" said a former headteacher who is now in charge of overseeing classroom standards in England.
Chinese hackers targeted five European foreign ministries over the summer, a security company has said.
Researchers at Microsoft are working on a "magic window" to allow interactions on video calls to be more natural than ever.
Prof Peter Higgs has received his Nobel prize for physics at a ceremony in Stockholm.