EastEnders boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins says he will not bring minority characters into the BBC soap just to fulfil diversity quotas.
Carl Froch vacates his IBF super-middleweight belt, and avoids a fight against mandatory challenger James DeGale.
The head of a UN inquiry into last year's conflict in Gaza resigns amid Israeli allegations of bias over his former work with the PLO.
Two Russian pilots working for UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region have been kidnapped, Russia says.
Uber announces plans to research driverless cars while a report claims Google is considering launching a lift-hailing service
Donations flood in for a Detroit, Michigan, man who walks 21 miles as part of his daily commute after a newspaper tells his story.
A pioneer of medical technologies that have benefited millions of people is the latest winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Efforts to recreate one of the earliest computers are aided by the recovery of a part of the original machine, which had been bought to create bookshelves.
US President Obama seeks to raise funding for Nasa in the Federal Year 2016 to $18.5bn (£12.3bn).
A damming report of a privately-run hospital that is due to be returned to the NHS contained 300 factual errors, its chief executive says.
An advert for a job in graphic design in France is withdrawn after complaints about a clause stipulating "not Jewish".
Terror raids in Paris and Lyon lead to the arrest of eight men suspected of recruiting fighters for Islamist militants in Syria.
Members of the public put their concerns over HS2 to MPs
One man has been sacked and three others have had their operating licences suspended after hidden cameras filmed alleged mistreatment of animals at a North Yorkshire slaughterhouse.
Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko did not accidentally kill himself after handling nuclear material, his widow tells the inquiry into his death.
Too much jogging may be as bad for you as not putting on your running shoes at all, a report in the journal of the American College of Cardiology says.
Sending young people to university is a "disaster" for those who are more suited to apprenticeships, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says.
Parts of UK wake up to blanket of snow
Shell is proposing a plan to lift the entire Brent Delta platform, one of the North Sea's original, onto ships for dismantling at a dry dock.
Satanists dismiss claims that a Derbyshire district is a "hotbed of Satanism" or the "Satanic capital of Britain".