BBC News explains the concept of quantitative easing - in 70 seconds.
Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has died aged 75 at his home in London, his family say.
App makers should be required to make software for Blackberry handsets, says the boss of the phone company.
The Hoegh Osaka cargo ship which has been listing in the Solent since 3 January, is on its way into Southampton Port.
Classmates of a six-year-old boy who suffers from a rare medical condition back his appeal for funding for a drug to help with his illness.
Saudi Arabia has postponed the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi for the second week running on health grounds, according to a human rights group.
Egyptian officials are investigating how Tutankhamun's beard came to be hastily glued back on after becoming detached from the priceless antiquity.
Crime remains at record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases due to changes in how police record incidents.
Charities and campaign groups have been "frightened" into curtailing their public work because of a new lobbying law , warns the former Bishop of Oxford.
Tim Cahill scores a stunning overhead kick for Australia in their 2-0 Asian Cup quarter-final win over China.
The European Central Bank announces it will inject billions of euros into the ailing eurozone economy by means of a huge bond-buying programme.
Police say they are investigating the "religious aspect" of the theft of a six-foot sculpture of a Celtic sea god from a mountainside.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives a news briefing amid quantitative easing speculation
Are the days of the traditional Bobby's helmet numbered?
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, writes a letter to young people in the West urging them to examine Islam for themselves.
There has been a "turning point" in the Ebola crisis with cases falling in all three affected countries, World Health Organization officials say.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she is convinced top Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death was no suicide.
A study suggests girls do better than boys at school, even in countries where women lack equality with men.
A judge dismisses a legal challenge against Scottish government proposals to appoint a "named person" for every child under 18.
Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has urged fans to be patient while Ebola screening is carried out before Africa Cup of Nations games.