The chief inspector of adult social care at the Care Quality Commission tells the BBC "too much awful care" is happening in England.
The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder and Shaimaa Khalil visit villages in the disputed region of Kashmir where at least 16 people have died in the worst violence in a decade.
Home Secretary Theresa May postpones plans to review who should co-ordinate counter-terrorism policing until after the general election.
A Vietnamese oil tanker which went missing last week was seized by pirates who stole some of its cargo before releasing the crew, officials say.
The anti-immigration group with half a million 'likes'
One woman turns her battle with anorexia into graphic novel
Increasing numbers of paramedics are leaving NHS ambulance services, with senior staff saying crews are under greater pressure to meet demand.
Voters are going to the polls to elect new MPs in the Clacton and Heywood and Middleton by-elections, with results due in the early hours of Friday morning.
Workers in Cambodia's garment factories are angry the prime minister has refused to support a rise in the minimum wage.
Advances in bionic hands have restored a sense of touch to two patients for more than a year, report US scientists.
Delaying school start times could help teenagers concentrate better in class and get higher GCSE results, scientists suggest.
The widows who refuse to be quietly shunned
Schools in England can no longer work with Ofsted's "adversarial approach" and the watchdog should be totally transformed, head teachers warn.
How a man, a woman and a car fell in love, and hit the road...
Anti-terror police are given an extra five days to question four men held on suspicion of plotting an attack on the UK.
As Islamic State fighters renew their advance on Kobane, Newsnight's Mark Urban asks if there is a 'whole strategy' for the US-led coalition's air strikes.
Islamic State fighters renew their advance in the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, as the US warns that air strikes alone cannot save it.
The West's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa - and whether it has been timely enough in its actions - is Thursday's big story.
Why do Chinese pupils do so well in schools all around the world?
Momentum in the UK housing market has faded with house price growth slowing to the same level as 16 months ago, surveyors say.