Elton John has called for a boycott of Dolce & Gabbana after the designers make what he calls "archaic" comments on IVF and same-sex parents.
The tomb of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been almost completely levelled in fighting near the city of Tikrit, new footage reveals.
China has overtaken Germany, France and the UK to become the world's third largest exporter of arms behind the US and Russia.
Schools in the worst-funded areas of England get on average nearly £2m less - enough for 40 teachers - than those in the best-funded ones, experts say.
The traditional mystics who are going online
Why being wealthy could make you a meaner person
The Venezuelan National Assembly approves legislation granting President Nicolas Maduro the power to govern by decree until the end of the year.
Mike Porcaro, bass-player of US rock band Toto which had hits with Africa and Rosanna, dies at 59 after a long battle with Motor neurone disease.
How much money can you afford to take from your pension pot, if you don't want to run out of cash before you die?
The number of high street shops fell sharply last year after many more stores closed than opened, research suggests.
The detention in Turkey of three British teenagers thought to be on their way to Syria and speculation over Tony Blair's role as Middle East peace envoy attract headlines.
A review of the business rates system in England has been launched, with its findings due in time for the Budget in 2016.
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games helped Scottish tourist attractions boost their visitors by almost 10%, according to new figures.
Scotland's high streets face drastic change because of pressure from online sales and changing consumer habits, a report suggests.
The man building the world's biggest record collection
What do economics students want from the Budget?
The SNP will be a constructive force at Westminster after the general election, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is due to tell a London audience.
How one man saved one of the UK's best-known bookshops
In Crimea, preparations are being made for the first anniversary of the referendum which resulted in the annexation of the territory by Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been seen in public for nearly two weeks and the internet has responded with an inevitable collection of memes.