Two balloonists trying to break two world records for crossing the Pacific have been forced to change course off the coast of California and head for Mexico rather than Canada.
Proposals to shorten medical training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.
Andy Murray's coach Amelie Mauresmo praises the atmosphere in the team after his fiancee Kim Sears was seen apparently swearing.
Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has run over and and killed his friend in Los Angeles.
New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status.
Changing the names of some of Wales' health boards might help towards solving a shortage of doctors wanting to train here, says a leading medical figure.
Homeowners and landlords are being invited to bid for cash from a £20m fund to boost the quality of housing.
Detectives investigating the murder of a man who was found stabbed to death on a Belfast street are continuing to question a man in his 30s about the killing.
The chief electoral officer says a primary school in County Tyrone will no longer be used as a polling station after loyalist protesters demonstrated outside it during last year's elections.
An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court.
A koala who shot to fame after being pictured receiving treatment for burnt paws has been returned to the wild, says the expert who treated him.
China's education minister tells universities to shun textbooks promoting Western values and block criticism of the political system, state media say.
A Swiss software developers team has created a system to enable crime investigators to enter a virtual world
King Salman of Saudi Arabia announces a major cabinet reshuffle, a week after he acceded to the throne.
The Church of England says it is investigating a vicar accused of posting an article on Facebook claiming Israel was behind the 9/11 attacks.
The Met Office issues yellow "be aware" warnings for snow and ice across Scotland on Friday morning.
Hundreds of jobs could be created when new companies move into areas at Portsmouth Naval Base previously used for shipbuilding, the MoD says.
The Fire Brigades Union calls for urgent talks after a report suggested the deaths of some firefighters in the UK since 2004 were preventable.
A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.
Watching a DVD or using a stress ball during minor surgery can reduce a patient's anxiety levels, suggests a study from the University of Surrey.