Nightclubs, pigeon lofts and a wet fish stall are among some of the assets held by UK councils, according to a report by the Taxpayers' Alliance.
Police say they are concerned for the safety of a 13-year-old girl missing from her Nottinghamshire home since last Saturday.
A female tourist has been killed in a lion attack at a game park in South Africa.
David Cameron is to take personal charge of a new immigration taskforce, one of 10 bodies beings set up to oversee delivery of policy in "key areas".
Ministers from 20 countries are to meet in Paris to discuss strategy against Islamic State militants after the group's latest advances in Iraq.
A top US official has pledged reforms after tests found that airport screeners allowed mock explosives and weapons through security checkpoints 95% of the time.
England rugby star Danny Cipriani is arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a car crash in west London on Monday morning.
The government in Japan is encouraging a new approach to what people wear at work.
Stunning images of the British Isles from the Ordnance Survey Photofit competition.
Why have hundreds of people from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan left home to fight with Islamist groups in Syria? asks the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Almaty.
Dresden and Nagasaki both have museums to devastating wartime bombing raids - but they adopt very different approaches, says Stephen Evans.
Students at Oxford's Ruskin College say it is moving away from its founding principles of providing degree-level education for working-class adults.
Unfit and overweight police officers who repeatedly fail the fitness test have no place in the force, Britain's most senior officer warns.
A £1bn programme to "transform" Manchester Airport is announced.
A selection of photographs from a community in southern Senegal where members of the Mouride Islamic sect combine Islam and traditional beliefs.
Experts call for "Global Apollo Programme" to tackle climate change
Newsnight's economics correspondent Duncan Weldon reports on the last-time buyers with nowhere to buy.
The government announces measures to clamp down on "rip-off" staffing agencies used by the NHS to plug gaps in nursing and doctor rotas.
Scottish engineering firms have reported a drop in orders and output for the second quarter in a row.
A collection of 215 letters by Reggie Kray, one of the UK's most notorious gangsters, goes under the hammer in Glasgow.