Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83, his family says.
Former pop star Gary Glitter is jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
Extremists like the Islamic State militant known as 'Jihadi John' are not radicalised through contact with security services, ex-MI6 chief Sir John Sawers says.
Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.
A US-Bangladeshi blogger whose campaigning for a secular society in Bangladesh angered Islamists is hacked to death on a street in the capital Dhaka.
Ukraine's president says a "military threat from the east" will remain even if a truce with rebels holds, a warning seen as a reference to Russia.
Tory MP David Davis accuses Sir Malcolm Rifkind's Intelligence and Security Committee of being taken in by the "glamour" of spying and failing to do its job properly.
Nigel Farage says UKIP will back Conservative efforts to eliminate the deficit by 2018 but only if they stick to their plans.
Prince Harry is "considering his options" over his military career and could choose to leave the Army to focus on charity work, the BBC understands.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe admits failures in the country's controversial land reform programme, saying some farms were "too big".
People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.
The DJ is leaving the music station for a "new chapter" and has also revealed she is expecting another baby.
Greater Manchester is to take control of its health budget from April this year. While details are still to emerge, it's a significant move.
Labour would reduce tax relief for those earning £150,000 or more a year, shrink maximum pension pots to £1m and cut maximum annual pension contributions to £30,000 to pay for a cut to £6,000 in student fees.
Ahead of the start of Mobile World Congress, experts propose a variety of reasons why consumers are not buying tablets in the numbers once expected.
Some countries are turning their back on nuclear power, but others are pressing ahead with plans for a new generation of reactors.
The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq. Why is it doing this?
Where David Cameron's pledge to cut net migration to below 100,000 came from - and how it fell apart.
The West must show huge resolve if the Ukrainian ceasefire is to hold, writes Prof Anatol Lieven.
Pope Francis has been widely praised for his no-nonsense approach, but his off-the-cuff remarks have sparked criticism in recent months, as BBC News explains
BBC Hindi's Ankur Jain explains how people in the city of Ahmedabad in the western Indian state of Gujarat are dealing with a deadly outbreak of swine flu.
A $150,000 designer dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars is stolen from a Hollywood hotel.
A book about the evolution of genitals is shortlisted for this year's Diagram Prize for the oddest book title of the year.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the Qatar 2022 World Cup final should be played no later than 18 December.
AB de Villiers hits the fastest 150 in ODIs as South Africa condemn West Indies to a World Cup record-equalling 257-run defeat.
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg set the fastest time of winter testing at Barcelona while Jenson Button posts 100 laps for McLaren.
Hull City are fined by governing body Uefa for breaching Financial Fair Play rules but Liverpool are cleared.
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is "completely fine" following the 134mph testing accident that left him with concussion.
The gap between the most expensive and cheapest regional average house prices in England and Wales is more than £350,000, figures show.